Recovering from a Stroke, Walking Again

May 25, 2014

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In honor of Stroke Awareness Month:

Joe – Former pilot makes Walking Again a reality after several strokes

A former airline pilot, Joe suffered from two strokes, one 20 years ago, and one recently. The Gait Harness System has a unique harness support that facilitates upright and centered posture for Joe’s healthy recovery and core strengthening. He is standing tall again. Joe comments “normally if I try to walk by myself I lean to the right. This makes it possible for me to stand straight up. I’m standing straight up in this!” Joe is well on track for recovery, and pleased to actively doing so, more independently.

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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First Day Walking Again in the Gait Harness System II!

May 18, 2014

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“I don’t think people realize how important walking and being upright is. This is going to be life changing!”

“The Gait Harness System II came today and we just test drove it. It’s been great.  Bill walked for 25 minutes today. I’ve also had him doing stand up sessions in the house. He hasn’t been able to cook in ages!

“The best part… today he had a bad day and his knees kept buckling. Normally that would mean a day of sitting. But we were still able to exercise safely thanks to the Second Step. So grateful.”

Cate H., mother of neurological issue user, Utah

Watch for more of Bill’s  progress updates!

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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Stroke Awareness Month: America’s stroke burden

May 11, 2014

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  • Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year-1 in every 18 deaths.
  • On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.
  • Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. One in four are recurrent strokes.
  • Ischemic strokes happen when blood clots block the blood vessels to the brain. About 87% of all strokes are ischemic.
  • Stroke costs the United States an estimated $54 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and missed days of work.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability, and is a leading cause of death for Americans.
  • In 2009, 34% of people hospitalized for stroke were under the age of 65.  Read more

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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Subsidize Your Gait Harness System II through Online Fundraising

May 4, 2014

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Effective fundraising for the Gait Harness System II can allow you, your loved one, or your patient, the opportunity for a more independent, dignified, and healthy life. 

To date, other clients have found effective personal online fundraising websites to include www.GoFundMe.com under the “Medical , Illness & Healing” category; and www.GiveForward.com under the “Medical Expense” category.

Best of luck!

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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