With the help of his therapy team, Ron makes his way down Whittier’s corridors with the Second Step Gait Harness System
At age 42, Ron collapsed in his doctor’s office parking lot, awakening to find he was paralyzed from the waist down
After many complex surgeries, it was discovered that an abscess in Ron’s lower back was compressing his spinal cord in his back, and tissue was compressing his spinal cord in his neck.
Ron’s physical therapist says “Ron’s a very serious and intense person. he’s a perfectionist. No matter how big a step Ron makes, he always wants to take one more. He’s not a quitter.”
Within a month, Ron was walking 150 feet with the Gait Harness System. As he passed other Whittier staff and patients, they exchanged words of encouragement. A trip that a few weeks previously lasted 45 minutes, became an excursion taking only 15 minutes. As published by Whittier Rehab Hospital
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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