September is SCI Awareness Month: Fast Facts

September 26, 2013

2013 fast facts SCI

September is SCI Awareness Month                              

There’s almost always hope of recovering at least some function after a spinal cord injury. But is there more hope after an incomplete injury? Perhaps – at least early on. Here’s what we know:

Spinal cord injuries that did not cause total paralysis have the best chances of additional recovery. In a large study of all new spinal cord injuries occurring in the state of Colorado USA, only one in seven of those who were completely paralyzed immediately after injury got a significant amount of movement back. But, of those who still had some movement in their legs immediately after injury, three out of four got significantly better.

The sooner that muscles start working again after a spinal cord injury , the better the chances are of additional recovery – especially for walking. However, when muscles come back much later – after the first several weeks – researchers have reported that they are more likely to be in the arms than in the legs.

For full research articles see:

http://www.spinal-injury.net/complete-versus-incomplete-spinal-cord-injuries.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/scifasts.html

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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See the Gait Harness System @ the BIAMI Annual Conference next week

September 22, 2013
Join us at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Conference

Join us at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Conference

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is proud to host the largest brain injury conference in the nation.                         The purpose of this two-day conference is to provide state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximal rehabilitation and a good quality of life. For registration information, refer to http://www.biami.org/attendees.htm

Visit Second Step in the Lansing Center Exhibit Hall Booth S10, September 26-27, 2013

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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See how the Gait Harness System can Change Your Life

September 15, 2013

See how the Gait Harness System can change your life

We Help People Walk Again. Let Us Help You. Find Out which GHS is best for Youhttp://www.secondstepinc.com/contact_info.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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Jim uses the Gait Harness System post stroke & orthopedic surgery

September 8, 2013

WP POST 2013 jim
After suffering a stroke & knee replacement surgery, Jim is back on his feet again with the Gait Harness System. Watch Jim’s story of recovery at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV4h3toeN-c&feature=player_embedded

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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Fast Facts on Exercise after hip replacement

September 1, 2013
Walking Again after Hip Replacement

Walking Again after Hip Replacement

Exercise can reduce joint pain and stiffness after hip replacement, increasing range of motion, increasing blood circulation and overall fitness, and making muscles strong.  For more details see

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Hip_Replacement/hip_replacement_ff.asp#exercise

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.

Find Out if the GHS Can Work for You

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