FAQ: Do 100% of all standing and walking problems get solved with the GHS?

May 22, 2016

Do 100% of all standing and walking problems get solved with the GHS? 

  • The GHS allows you to increase your level of functioning, obtain a healthier outcome, and perform greater movement than you could perform safely without the GHS’s support during over-ground therapy
  • Because users feel comfortable in the GHS, they are better able to focus on walking, rather than not falling
  • The caregiver and user do not have to wrestle with awkward, heavy or resistant equipment
  • The GHS is an extension of the user, not vice versa; it follows the user’s lead
  • The GHS is a therapy tool, useful for many clients working through a broad range of user challenges. However, always consult with the intended user’s doctor or health care provider regarding health related questions, including addressing the user’s specific medical issues, limitations, or needs.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/secondstepinchelpingpeoplewalkagain/


CDC: Superbugs cause 1 in 7 infections caught in hospitals, 1 in 4 caught in long-term care facilities

May 22, 2016

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The CDC looked at data from thousands of U.S. hospitals from 2008 through 2014, focusing on infections tied to certain surgical procedures and use of catheters.

It found superbugs caused 1 in 7 of the infections caught in general hospitals but 1 in 4 in specialized long-term hospitals.

Hospital-spread infections have long been a problem. The CDC estimates that on any given day, 1 in 25 patients have an infection that they picked up in the hospital.

The agency’s director, Dr. Tom Frieden, called the long-term statistic especially “chilling.”

CDC: superbugs cause hospital infections

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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.

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Press release: Physical Therapy Assistant takes the next step in post stroke brain recovery

May 8, 2016

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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:

Physical Therapy Assistant takes the next step in post stroke brain recovery

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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.

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Brain Scan Can Tell PTSD Apart from Traumatic Brain Injury

April 24, 2016

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PTSD and TBI have many overlapping symptoms. Now, a brain study of 20,000 people has found how to tell the two conditions apart.

Although PTSD and TBI can have similar symptoms, in a brain scan, they look nothing alike, the researchers found.

When it comes to treating TBI and PTSD, it’s important to be able to tell the two apart. The treatments for one can be harmful for people with the other.

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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.

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Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol Linked to Traumatic Brain Injury

April 17, 2016

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The consumption of energy drinks, especially when mixed with alcohol, increases the odds of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among adolescents, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

The researchers found that 22.4% of all 11-20 year old students reported a history of TBI, with sports injuries accounting for most injuries in the past year (45.5%). However, relative to adolescents who never sustained a TBI, the odds of sustaining a recent TBI were greater for those consuming alcohol, energy drinks, and energy drinks mixed in with alcohol than for abstainers.

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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.

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Higher fitness levels improve brain functioning

April 10, 2016

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Researchers found in a recent study that higher levels of fitness help increase volume in key regions of the brain and improve executive function, which plays a role in reasoning and problem solving.

The researchers worked with 128 adults between the ages of 59 and 80, analyzing brain images and fitness level data for them, in the new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Using MRI scans, they found that higher levels of fitness and physical activity led to increased levels of brain activity while doing multiple tasks.

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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.

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Dementia: Study Links Proton-Pump Inhibitor Heartburn Drugs to Increased Risk of Brain Disease

April 3, 2016

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The study, published Feb. 15 in the journal JAMA Neurology, links drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid to a 44 percent increased risk of dementia when regularly taken by those aged 75 or older.

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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.

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