Update on SCI survivor James

May 26, 2013

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After 10 years of being bed and wheelchair bound, James is now up and standing in the GHSII.

James’ caregiver writes, “Things are going well with James and his new Gait Harness System II.  He is up to 4 minutes standing in it, with good balance. The rehab center therapists are liking the walker, and are willing to do their part to help. It will take awhile,  but he will do good walking in it. He is thrilled at the opportunity to have it.  Thanks so much!”

For more  SCI survivor success stories, see http://www.secondstepinc.com/clinicians_successstories.htm

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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Mary Ann’s Story: walking through Memory Care

May 19, 2013
Maryann holds her head high, walking daily in the GHS

Maryann holds her head high, walking daily in the GHS

Mary Ann loves to keep moving, and using the GHS daily helps her active and happy. See her story at http://www.secondstepinc.com/clinicians_successstories.htm .

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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Paralyzed IndyCar racer uses Gait Harness System II

May 12, 2013

WP post 2013 michael johnson race car driver

Michael suffered a SCI following a racing accident in 2005.  He is one of the fastest young racers in the
world, and is the first paralyzed racer to be licensed by IndyCar. For more on
Michael’s story, see http://www.michaeljohnsonracing.com/index.htm 

As part of his aggressive physical therapy program, Michael uses the Gait Harness System II with a focus on gait.

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month: Fast Facts

May 5, 2013

WP 2013 fast facts on stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability, and is a leading cause of death for Americans . Regular exercise can help the stroke survivor get back the strength that was lost due to stroke.

Stroke guidelines suggest that the survivor gets 20  to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to seven days per week. 

For more fast facts on stroke, and how exercise helps with stroke recovery, see

http://www.rorc.research.va.gov/rescue/healthy-living/exercise.cfm

and

http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm

David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit www.secondstepinc.com to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Gait Harness System® (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System® II (GHSII). Many severely injured individuals who are using the GHS, and who were unable to walk in the 5, 10 and 20 plus years post their injuries, are now beginning to stand and walk again for the first time. The GHS helps individuals regain healthy functioning after challenges due to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebellar degeneration, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is used world-wide in a broad spectrum of out-patient, in-patient, and home enriched environments.

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