Balance & Gait Training
Improving your walking skills — technically referred to as your “gait” — as well as your balance are complementary challenges. Physical therapy can help you increase your skill in order to decrease your risk of injury. Often this can help individuals increase their confidence and independence.
Benefits of Balance & Gait Training
Balance and gait are complementary because they can impact each other. Even if you think you’re in no danger of a fall, just feeling like you are “running out of steam” while walking may not be just aging muscles and could actually be something else. It’s possible to have slowing reflexes, which make walking and getting around seem more difficult than it is. Also, poor posture and gait can throw off those reflexes.
The balance and gait systems both rely on a complex number of body systems that include the inner ear, the eyes, the joint-muscle-nerve system, and of course cognitive functions. Therapy that improves gait and balance works with all of these systems to keep them functioning in harmony.
The benefits of Gait and balance training include that of avoiding injuries (top of the list), lessening your chances of falling or feeling dizzy, feeling confident with your footing. In addition, those aches and pains from poor posture are likely to decrease as well.
With our dedicated physical therapy behind you, you’ll regain confidence in navigating challenging terrain and learning how to avoid dizzy spells. You may even be able to leave that cane or walker behind!
Call us today, 801-250-9107, at our Magna, Utah Location or online for a consultation so you can regain your independence as soon as possible.
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