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Gait Training

Gait training is learning how to walk again after injury or with a disability.  Many lower extremity injuries affect a patient’s ability to walk normally. A physical therapist can retrain you how to walk normally again following surgery or injury. Gait training involves analysis of a patient’s dysfunctional gait pattern to determine the cause of gait abnormality. A physical therapist will help the patient correct the gait dysfunction using unique exercises and activities that have been developed to correct gait dysfunction.

At Emery Physical Therapy, we offer hands-on gait training, treadmills and other support devices to use as an aide until you are ready to move more independently – the ultimate goal of gait training.

Gait training can be useful for people with or who have had the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • After surgery
  • Sports injury

Your physical therapist will assess your walking through a series of tests in order to decide on the best method of treatment for you.

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