Right brain structures may hold clue to language recovery after stroke

July 24, 2016

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Scientists may be able to predict who is more likely to recover from language problems following a stroke by examining structures in the right hemisphere of the brain, according to research published in Neurology. If the left side of the brain is damaged by stroke, aphasia can result.

The study suggests that the right side of the brain reorganizes itself after a stroke to help language/speech-motor functions recover.

It is possible that those who made a better recovery had better structural integrity and more connectivity in those right hemisphere areas of the brain before their strokes.

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Steffani Dubats JD, Executive Director, Sales Satisfaction, Second Step, Inc.

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For Caregivers: 11 coping tips as you help your BI loved one

June 5, 2016

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1. Live for the day; one day at a time. Be like the marathon runner focused on just the one mile at hand.

2. It’s best to forgive, though most of us feel the impulse only waveringly if at all. Like most things, forgiving gets easier with practice

3. Count one’s blessings daily. When not enough good things are happening, make them happen!

4. Surround yourself with positive people.The idea is to find people who’ll help you stay brave and strong so you can be there for the ones really counting on you.

5. Think outside the box! Many medical practitioners at the zenith of their careers no longer have an open mind, if they ever did. It’s your responsibility to seek alternative therapies, emerging technologies, and to keep abreast of which ones may hold real promise.

See more tips below:

Read Caregiver Space Article: 11 coping tips as you help your BI loved one

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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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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/


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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Research Study Concludes: 6 weeks’ aerobic retraining after 2 weeks’ immobilization does not fully rehabilitate leg strength in men

February 7, 2016

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Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine publication

Course of study: young and older men had one leg immobilized for 2 weeks, followed by 6 weeks’ bicycle endurance retraining.

CONCLUSION:

Short-term leg immobilization had marked effects on leg strength, and work capacity. 6 weeks’ retraining was sufficient to increase, but not completely rehabilitate, muscle strength, and to rehabilitate aerobic work capacity and leg lean mass (in the young men).

Study confirms standing and walking are critical to maintain healthy body functioning.

Read abstract and full study here

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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: PTA takes the next step in his post stroke brain recovery

January 24, 2016

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The Headliner, Newsletter of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Summer/Fall 2015, “Physical Therapy Assistant takes the next step in his post stroke brain recovery”

Through 2012, Adan Montoya was an active

physical therapist’s assistant (PTA) who loved

trail running and mountain biking. He was rarely

sick, but one day came home from work with

what he thought was a chest cold. A trip to the

ER three days later identified the issue as a mild

heart attack, and Adan was rushed to the cath

lab. During the coronary angioplasty procedure,

he suffered a stroke that damaged his cerebellum

and brain stem. He underwent a lifesaving

mechanical thrombectomy that removed the

blockage, but the initial neurological results were

catastrophic.

 

Click Here to read Adan’s story of 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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January FAQ: I own a GHS. How can I get help if I have a question about use?

January 10, 2016

march 2010 045Please  contact us at any time. Our business hours are 8 am – 5 pm, ET.

Technical support is provided free of charge. We will make every attempt to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. We are committed to help people walk and stand again, and appreciate the opportunity to help you accomplish your goals.

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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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