Exercise after neurological disorders is imperative for healthy recovery
Exercise and walking are very important for people working through a broad range of neurological issues, including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, cerebellar degeneration, 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 the risk of falling.
Research continues to confirm that ambulation using an overground support system, such as the Gait Harness System, is highly beneficial to those working with chronic balance, standing and walking issues. Progress may be made both immediately and in the months and years to come.
Overground 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 neurological disorder 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 maintaining healthy body functioning post neurological disorder. Safe exercise leads to a longer, healthier life.
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Adam was born with cerebral palsy. Through 36 years of painful surgeries and excruciating physical therapy, Adam didn’t complain. His mind was set on one goal: to walk. This video shows Adam up and walking by himself after 4 times using the Gait Harness System II, and how he can correct movement pattern. His local hospital provides an ideal environment to practice walking up and down hallways. He is so happy to be walking again and asks his mother to take him walking every day. Adam’s story is tribute to how a lifetime of hard work and fantastic attitude have finally paid off. See more hereand watch his progress one week later.
The GHS is allowing Marlene, a woman with cerebellar degeneration and severe balance disturbance, to walk again. Marlene shares, “Using the Gait Harness System has been a life changing experience. It is allowing me to restore my ability and confidence. It’s hard work, but it’s good work. It’s great to feel my muscles again!” See her progress after 8 months, and then after a year and a half.
At Second Step, we have a passion to help clients preserve and build positive therapy outcomes and improve walking recoveries with our products, including thePractitioner’s Gait Harness System IIand theHome User’s Gait Harness System II.
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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 Second Step Gait Harness System is a unique, all-in-one standing frame and walking frame, providing ease of use, comfort, security, and great versatility.
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.
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