Comparing the Gait Harness System to Body Weight Support Systems

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“The Second Step Gait Harness System (GHS) ambulator has several distinctions that make it unique when compared to body weight support systems.  The GHS allows for reinforcement of newly learned gait patterns in a real world situation. For body weight support treadmill training to be effective, any progress made needs to be safely reinforced with over-ground training. The GHS allows you to safely transfer and reinforce this progression to various land-based gait training activities.  Reinforcement of the various qualities of gait during land-based activities is a must for the activity to become functional.”

William Thornton, MPT, Lead Physical Therapist, Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan 

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David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

Please visit 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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