Thank you for your military service and sacrifice for our country
Second Step is a veteran owned company. Our parents were also veterans, and we have children who are active duty military. We are committed to helping veterans learn to walk again overground using the full support Second Step Gait Harness System(GHS).
Veterans working through a wide variety of standing and walking again challenges experience stronger, faster recoveries, and better psychological and physical health using the GHS.
Now veterans can stand, rest & walk with security
The GHS all-in-one standing and walking frame was created as the solution to the problem of helping the veteran comfortably and safely learn to stand again and walk again when working through disabling illness or injury.
The GHS has been used successfully by VA Medical Centers, Polytrauma hospitals, Community Living Centers, in- and outpatient clinics and with veterans living at home.
“My GHSII arrived this afternoon. That is a quality piece of equipment! Packaging was very good and Old Dominion Freight Service provided very smooth delivery. My wife assembled the GHSII, I put on the harness and rehab work has started at a new level. Thank you for this very quality piece of equipment. Rehab work will be much safer with the GHSII in my home (for both me and my therapist).”
-Jim F., veteran and MS survivor, Baltimore MD
"I served our country, active duty, during the Korean War. After badly healed fractures in my leg, my ribs, and my arm kept me in bed at a nursing home for six months, I was told I shouldn’t expect to walk again. Well, they don’t know me! I’m a competitive guy. This is me, resting after my first day walking after those six months, happy to be on my feet again. Six weeks later, I’m a lot stronger, and I’m walking so fast up and down all the hallways at the home, the staff can’t keep up with me!"
-Donald D., veteran and post stroke, TBI & orthopedic survivor, Eugene OR
“My methodology is using my overhead lift to transfer me into the Second Step, then to lower me to where my elbows are on the top framework and my feet start to load. With this configuration, I can load my entire body weight or just a fraction of it, as needed. The Second Step gives me the platform for balance, and a place to put my elbows and arms so I can assist my legs. I could not make this transition without the Second Step! I have a standing frame and we use that, but that provides additional support and does not allow the virtual natural standing that I’m able to do with the Second Step. My legs are getting stronger and I’m doing typically many flex and extend exercises with my knees, along with working constantly on chin down, shoulders back, posture, etc. I am extremely pleased.”
-Joel D., veteran US Navy Nuclear Submarine Commander, SCI survivor, Greenwood SC
Which Veterans can be helped by the Gait Harness System?
A complete transitional care system, the GHS is very versatile and can easily adapt to the myriad of veteran needs. The System offers supported safety while standing and walking upright.
The GHS is intended for veterans who have walking and standing challenges due to widely divergent medical conditions, including, but not limited to:
Stroke Brain injury Spinal cord injury Multiple sclerosisNeurological disordersOrthopaedic issuesLower extremity amputation
Best Pricing for Veterans and VA Facilities
Second Step is contracted with the VA, offering “best pricing” to veterans and VA facilities. Our products are 100% US designed, manufactured, and assembled.
When contacting us for free Gait Harness System II for Home Users or Gait Harness System II for Practitioners quote pricing, let us know you are a veteran, serving active duty, or a VA facility.
The GHS offers more efficient PT and OT
Without the use of the GHS, many injuries require 3 therapists working with one veteran at a time. The GHS allows for a one-on-one ratio, freeing up PTs and OTs to work with more veterans.
The System also creates more independence for the veteran in a safe, comfortable environment while therapy is being done.
The GHS is easy to use, portable, safe for therapist and veteran, and saves the VA and the veteran money compared to other therapy and equipment options.
VA facilities are provided Competency Checklists to ensure proper staff training.
Visit our For Veterans and VAMCs case to review Veteran’s Hospital case studies
The Second Step Gait Harness System allows the veteran to increase their level of functioning and perform greater movement than they could perform safely without the GHS’s support during overground training.
We believe the GHSII provides greater versatility than any standing frame, walking frame, standing walker or gait trainer. Visit our to see how the System works.
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Now people can get the help they need to stand and walk again. Visit to find out more about the results oriented, clinically proven Second Step Ga
it Harness System (GHS) and NEW Gait Harness System II (GHSII).
Since 1989 the Second Step GHS has been the durable standard of excellence in commercial grade rehab standing frame and walking frame equipment.
The System provides new therapy opportunities to walk again, even for those who have not walked in years, helping people regain healthy functioning after stroke, brain injury, cerebellar degeneration, spinal cord injury, orthopedic, neurological, lower extremity amputation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other ambulation, gait and balance rehabilitation issues. The GHS is more than just a standing frame, walking frame, gait trainer or walker.
The GHS is used world-wide not only in outpatient and inpatient clinics, but also in the home, with both indoor and outdoor applications.
Discover how Second Step is “Helping People Walk Again” by keeping users, caregivers and practitioners safe, and simultaneously facilitating healthy, functional therapy outcomes.
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