Gait/Balance Training

This program is available at the following locations:

Carlsbad, CA
Ramona, CA
Santee, CA
Scripps Ranch, CA
Tri City, CA

There are many conditions and diseases that can affect gait and balance. Among the most common are orthopedic injuries (lower extremity fractures, strains, sprains, hip and knee replacements, back dysfunction), multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, stroke, and cerebral palsy. Using a variety of tools, Physical Therapy has proven to be successful in the treatment of gait and balance disturbances.

The Physical Therapist evaluates strength, range of motion ,posture, endurance, pain levels, and areas of muscle guarding to identify the factors that are affecting gait and balance. Once the evaluation is complete, the therapist formulates an individualized treatment program for the patient.

Therapeutic Treatment for Gait and Balance Issues may Include:

  • Strengthening
  • Range of Motion
  • Stretching
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Activity Modification
  • Patient Education
  • Assistive Device Assessment

Physical Therapy Goals Include:

  • Improve Strength
  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Improve Function
  • Decrease Pain
  • Decrease Risk of Falls
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Gait
  • Improve Balance