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Stories from Survivors
Brain Injury Success Stories
Brain Injury Success Stories
Exercise is imperative post brain injury for healthy recovery.
Exercise and walking are very important for people working through organic, anoxic or traumatic brain injuries. Exercise is known to reduce risks for many diseases and premature death and reduce risk of falling.
People with brain injury (BI) commonly report problems with balance. When you have poor balance, you have a high risk of falling and having another brain injury or broken bone. Maintaining balance while sitting and standing is important for all our daily activities, including self-care and walking. Progress may be made over the months and years to come.
Liz was riding her bicycle when she was hit by a vehicle. As a result, she suffered a traumatic brain injury and has a history of intracerebral hemorrhage (hemorrhagic stroke resulting from accident trauma). Liz uses the Second Step Gait Harness System (GHS) at Grace Center for Adult Day Services in Corvallis, OR twice weekly.
Knute was 11 years old when he experienced a TBI following a MVA. At high risk for falls, Knute had not walked since. Starting with just a few steps, he now walks up to 800 feet per session.
Robert uses his GHS at his residential adult foster home daily. Because the GHS is portable and easy to move, Robert’s caregiver staff takes the GHS with him on grocery shopping and other errands.
8 years after his traumatic brain injury, and 1 year after his stroke, Carl takes his first steps learning to walk again, indoors and outdoors. 1 year later, Carl walks with an AFO, without the GHS, and 2 person stand-by assistance.
Greg experienced a closed head injury about 1 year ago. This video shows how good therapy seeks novel applications of new and current rehabilitation paradigms to stimulate, irritate and reactivate the impaired central nervous system.
Courtney is walking again for the first time since her traumatic brain injury. She is able to achieve greater stability in walking with the Gait Harness System. Using e-stim and an orthotic brace with the System, she is making the impossible, possible again.
TBI survivor and patriot Cliff is confident and purposeful going outdoors with the Gait Harness System to raise our United States flag. See how easily the GHS supports a larger person like Cliff as he transitions from indoors and outdoors, clearing the threshold and walking toward his objective.
Organic Brain Syndrome survivor Janet relishes time spent enjoying nature, gardening and outdoor activities. See how Second Step Gait Harness System safe support allows her to complete ADL of sweeping the patio and walking through the garden.
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