“A Clinical Perspective with Gait Training”

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“Falls in nursing homes and long term-care facilities, as noted by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Disease Control, are a serious problem with approximately 50% of the 1.5 million residents nationwide falling at least once per year.

“Ambulatory goals are a central component for most residents. In therapeutic or restorative gait programs, the challenge is to provide a safe and effective method for both resident and caregiver.

“Falls can be a devastating problem for the resident, caregiver and the risk management in a facility. Advances in ambulatory and support devices provide a safe and effective method for mobility of the resident that can make a significant impact on the overall health of residents, caregivers and the cost effectiveness of treatments in facilities.

“New technologies are emerging in the industry such as such as ambulator-gait harness systems have a significant impact with regards to clinical experiences. These systems provide for safe, effective and dynamic gait training programs that can be integrated into all ambulatory and transfer needs of the facility.

“One such system is the Second Step, Inc. Gait Harness System® (GHS). The system is composed of a gait harness and ambulator. The gait harness designed to reduce the stresses/compressive forces on the lower back of the caregiver during gait training activities.” – Joseph Millen, PT, MTC,‎ Founder of Impact Health and Performance, Palm Harbor FL

For full article, see: http://www.secondstepinc.com/PDF/Addressing%20Resident%20Mobility%20and%20Fall%20Prevention.pdf

Questions? Call us at 877.299.STEP or Contact us today

Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, 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. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/walknews Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eugene-OR/Second-Step-Inc-Helping-People-Walk-Again/103792771475

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