Warmest Season’s Greetings from Second Step!

December 21, 2014

stevie level 11 FRAMEWishing you and yours and a year ahead filled with better health & good progress!  We appreciate the time you dedicate to support your, your loved one’s, or your patient’s, goal to walk again.

To better serve your busy schedules, we are extending our Holiday Hours:

M – F 7:00 am – 7:00 pm PST

Sat – Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST

It’s not too late to order your Gait Harness System II this year!
 
20% Off, Year’s Best Pricing Sale

 Download your GHSII Order Form here

 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


December FAQ: What if I am told trying to walk again is a waste of time?

December 14, 2014

2 13 13Get a second opinion, and share the facts with your clinicians. Walking plays an important role in cognitive brain functioning. See  Harvard Medical School research study. Robotic and body weight support treadmill training (BWSTT) systems have been proven not superior to more active patient participation. Patients are showing better improvement by changing from BWSTT and robotic training methods to more thoughtful over-ground therapy, as the GHS provides. Also, practice in the home with over-ground training may represent task-specificity far better than treadmill or robotic step training and care in the unfamiliar environs of a clinic. See  research study published by the American Society of Neurorehabilitation . Most importantly, it is your life, and your future. Look at all possibilities to explore your best options to walk again.

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Special Winter Savings on the Gait Harness System II

December 7, 2014

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What better gift to give this year, than the opportunity to walk again?

20% off the Second Step Gait Harness System II now through December 31, 2014 only!

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


Black Friday Weekend Special

November 27, 2014

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20% Off Sale  SAVE NOW with PRIORITY ORDER PROCESSING AND FREE SHIPPING*   Offer Expires:  December 31, 2014

Call us at 877.299.STEP or Contact us today for free holiday pricing quote

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


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2014

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Wishing you and yours a Healthy, Happy, & Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanking you for your part in Helping People Walk Again

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Thankful to share our 25th anniversary year with you!

 Questions about the Gait Harness System? 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


November is National Family Caregivers Month

November 16, 2014

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Recognizing Family Caregivers
National Family Caregivers Month is observed every November to draw attention to the many challenges facing family caregivers, advocate for stronger public policy to address family caregiving issues, and raise awareness about community programs that support family caregivers. It’s a time to thank, support, educate, empower and celebrate.Each year, more and more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability, or the frailties of old age.  There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today.

  • Wounded veterans require family caregivers, too.  As many as 1 million Americans are caring in their homes for service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who are suffering from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other wounds and illnesses.
  • It’s not just women doing the caregiving.  Men are now almost as likely to say they are family caregivers as women are (37% of men; 40% of women). And 36% of younger Americans between ages 18 and 29 are family caregivers as well, including 1 million young people who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
  • Family caregiving is serious work.  Almost half of family caregivers perform complex medical/nursing tasks for their loved ones – such as managing multiple medications, providing wound care, and operating specialized medical equipment.

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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


November’s FAQ: How does the Gait Harness System compare to everything else I have seen?

November 9, 2014

How does GHS compare to other pieces of therapy equipment like LiteGait, Body Weight Support Treadmill Training (BWSTT), robotic-assistive step training (RAST), locomotor training (LT), and what are some of the key differences between the GHS and other equipment I’ve seen?

We have a track record. Helping People Walk Again is what we do best.

For more than two decades, Second Step has focused on real world, Over-Ground Therapy (OGT).

Research concludes that “BWSTT and RAST should not be routinely provided to disabled, vulnerable persons in place of OGT. BWSTT, RAST and LT have not proven superior to exercise and progressive OGT,” such as the Second Step Gait Harness System®. Research concludes that “the treadmill and commercial robotic devices do not replicate the lower extremity biomechanics of walking over ground, and offer no greater opportunity for motor learning than thoughtful OG physical therapy.”

Users are finding great success working toward their recovery goals, with their caregiver and independently, using the Gait Harness System® (GHS). The GHS is uniquely different from any other piece of therapy equipment, and is protected by 4 patents. The GHS is not comparable to the LiteGait, or to any other equipment piece, which may serve different (or more limited) purposes in your therapy, or at different stages of your recovery.

Critically, the GHS is designed for over-ground training, over real world floor surfaces, which research shows, can be preferable to BWSTT at various recovery stages. The GHS:

  • is intended for OGT, over real world floor & ground surfaces
  • properly positions user; you can face closed side, sideways, or open side
  • provides for progressive therapy, adapting to your needs over time
  • provides new opportunities for combination therapies
  • adapts to indoor and outdoor use, promoting freedom of movement in natural environments
  • is safe for user and caregiver
  • is more comfortable for user via patent protected horizontal suspension & trunk support
  • is portable, easy to maneuver
  • user is actively and attentively involved in doing your own, necessary therapy work
  • supports dynamic movement
  • allows for greater independence, with least possible assistance
  • quality of life is improved for user
  • is lower cost than BWSTT, more accessible & versatile technology

With the GHS, there is no complex set up, and no exhausting transfers. You can face the closed side, sideways, or the open side, as is needed. Your view of the horizon is always clear from obstacle intrusion. The user can rest comfortably in the harness, as needed. When you are ready to stand and go again, there is no difficulty in repositioning your feet for standing and walking. The harness is specifically designed to have no impingement in the groin or peri area, unlike harnesses which have a “bucket” or “sling” design, or equipment which may have a solid structure built in the groin area. The GHS user is supported through the trunk area, with additional support through the thick of the thigh muscle. This is very different than having you dangle from an overhead device. The GHS is lightweight and portable. Because the System is easy to maneuver, you can glide along freely, without the restriction of dragging heavy, cumbersome equipment.

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