We love celebrating our clients’ success stories.
Our Stroke Survivor Gallery allows stroke survivors, caregivers, and practitioners to focus on how the Second Step Gait Harness System II for Home Users and Gait Harness System II for Practitioners may assist the stroke survivor in learning to stand and walk again.
Exercise after stroke is imperative for healthy recovery
Exercise and walking are very important for people working through post stroke and brain aneurysm issues, in addition to a broad range of neurological issues, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and various auto-immune disorders which affect ambulation.
No one doubts, of course, that any amount of exercise is better than none. Exercise is known to reduce risks for many diseases and premature death, and reduce risk of falling.
Research continues to confirm that ambulation during the acute stroke phase using an over ground support system, such as the Gait Harness System®, should be made possible. It is highly beneficial, as progress may be made both immediately and in the months and years to come.
Over ground walking is also an effective means to regain greater independence of gait. The Gait Harness System® provides a secure, comfortable, safe environment for the neurological client to practice functional standing and walking again.
Researchers find that repetition (taking steps) and specificity of tasks (achieved by safe, supported practice using the GHS to learn to walk again) aimed at proactively regaining one’s ability to walk again after a stroke is vitally important.
Exercise is particularly important for brain health because it appears to ramp up blood flow through the skull not only during the actual activity, but throughout the rest of the day. Researchers have found that higher levels of physical activity also led to increased levels of brain activity while doing multiple tasks.
A regular regimen of learning to stand and walk again is critical to maintain healthy body functioning post stroke or neurological disorder. Safe exercise leads to a longer, healthier life.
The success story videos below show how the GHS can be used both in the home and in the clinic, indoors and outdoors. You will see how the Second Step Gait Harness System® is a unique, all-in-one standing frame and walking frame, providing great versatility.
Our video galleries are living proof of how we are helping our clients reach their standing and walking goals.
Stroke Survivor Gallery