What and How Does Gait and Balance Training Help?
Proper gait and balance are essential for all humans to maintain an upright posture and perform everyday tasks without injuries. However, certain medical conditions and the natural aging process can disrupt gait and balance, causing significant discomfort for older adults.
At Paramount Physical Therapy, our focus is on gait training with postural support to restore proper balance and reduce stress on weight-bearing joints.
To address balance and proprioception-related issues, we offer cutting-edge technology in the form of the Biodex Balance System SD, which enables comprehensive testing and training.
The Benefits of Gait & Balance Training
Improves posture: By realigning the muscular and joint systems and restoring vestibular and visual balance, posture is enhanced.
Reduces the risk of falling: By rebuilding core muscles involved in maintaining posture, patients are able to regain strength and coordination, reducing the risk of falls.
Improves and maintains independence: The fear of falling itself is a significant risk factor. Gait training helps rebuild patients' confidence, minimizes their fears, and changes behaviors associated with the fear of falling.