GHS Success Stories
Walking Again Can Begin Here
GHS Success Stories
Gait Harness System Success Stories
These people all share one thing in common — getting better!
Knute – 22 year history of traumatic brain injury
Knute takes his first steps: Walking again, 22 years after his TBI
Knute suffered a traumatic brain injury following a motor vehicle accident when he was only 11 years old. This is a remarkable 1st video of Knute taking his beginning steps, after 22 years of being wheelchair-bound.
Knute makes incredible progress walking again after his TBI, 26 years ago
Knute is now walking over 3,000 feet per session. At his request, he is also doing many advanced exercise activities to further challenge and strengthen his full body. Ambulation has also helped Knute become more verbally connected, and improved his psychological health. He is making the impossible, possible again – safely exercising, standing and walking again.
Robert – 13 year history of brain injury
Robert walks again outdoors for the first time since his brain injury, 13 years ago
While Robert attended the Brain Injury Association of Oregon conference in March 2010, he walked again, and was able to walk outdoors, for the first time since his traumatic brain injury 13 years previously. It was a day to celebrate and be inspired.
Walking again 1 year later – Robert’s astounding progress, 14 years post his TBI
Robert had been confined to a wheelchair, and not able to walk for over 13 years. 1 year after he began using the Gait Harness System, Robert is improving the quality of his social communications with others, at an eye-to-eye level. He enjoys using his GHS daily, taking it outside daily to enjoy the fresh air and to spend time with family and friends. Robert has now graduated out of the GHS, and walks
Marlene – 3 year history of severe balance disturbance, cerebellar degeneration disease
Marlene walks again for the first time, following cerebellar degeneration disease
Marlene had stopped walking entirely after the onset of severe balance disturbance and cerebellar degeneration disease several years ago. This inspiring video highlights her first steps in the Gait Harness System, walking safely and more independently.
1 year later, Marlene increases her walking and returns to enjoyed activities in the kitchen
This video story shows Marlene thrilled to be back in the kitchen, facing the open side of the GHSII to put up dishes, practice sideways walking, wash her hands at the kitchen sink, and wash off a table. Using the GHSII in creative, practical ways like this opens Marlene’s eyes to a whole new window of opportunities, parts of her life activities she has missed.
Donald – long-term history of post stroke, CVA, post-traumatic stress disorder, TBI, orthopedic issues
After 6 months being bed-bound, Donald gets back on his feet and out of his nursing home bed
On Father’s Day 2010, Donald, a Korean War veteran, learns to walk again for the first time in 6 months, after being entirely bed-bound in a residential skilled nursing facility. Prior to being provided the security and safety of the GHS, Donald’s increasing falls had led to multiple hospitalizations and progressively protracted stays in skilled nursing facilities. This is just the start of seeing Donald learn to walk again after his history of stroke, CVA, PTSD, multiple bone fractures, and brain injury.
1 year later, Donald celebrates his birthday, walking again
Donald celebrated wonderful success walking again on his birthday this year. He loves being up and out of bed, and walks several times a week in his Gait Harness System. Donald has built a great deal of speed, endurance, and finesse, in addition to psychological benefits and systemic health benefits.
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