Through 2012, Adan was an active PTA who loved trail running and mountain biking. One day he came home from work with what he thought was a chest cold. 3 days later, the issue was identified as a mild heart attack. During surgery, he suffered a stroke that damaged his cerebellum and brain stem. The initial neurological results were catastrophic.
Nearly 3 years later, Adan still attends physical therapy sessions, 3 times a week, at Texas State University.
There is one element that research shows is vital in motor relearning after brain injury: repetition. The key to walking is practice every day.
Adan’s level of function does not allow him to move safely in a traditional walker without multiple trained assistants, but a Second Step Gait Harness System II (GHSII) allows Adan to practice safe walking at home with a single helper.
The Texas State clinic closes for summer, and without the GHSII, he wouldn’t be able to practice safe walking.
Read more about Adan’s story of recovery, as published by The Headliner, Newsletter of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon , at:
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Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, Second Step, Inc.
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