Restoring Gait and Balance
Diagnoses and Orthopedic Surgeries That Can Benefit from Physical Therapy
Physical therapy for gait and balance can be necessary for several different reasons and diagnoses. Diagnoses such as Parkinson’s and strokes can require therapy to reach functionality and daily activity goals. Orthopedic surgeries such as ACL and meniscus reconstruction, knee replacements, hip replacements, and ankle surgeries require therapy to restore strength, endurance, gait, and balance. Ankle and foot deformities can also require a program to not only work on gait and balance, but can improve posture and walking patterns resulting in positive long-term benefits.
Increased falls, weakness, and lack of confidence in balance and coordination can also be another reason to start physical therapy. As we get older our base of support widens and our stride length shortens. This change can make everyday activities such as bending over to put shoes on, showering, checking the mail, walking up/down steps, and other daily activities more difficult. It is important to maintain that confidence and steady gait to decrease risk of falls or injuries.
What We Will Work On
- Stride length
- Base of Support
- Walking Confidence
- Fall Recovery
- Range of Motion
- Gait Speed
If you think this could help you…
Call our office for an immediate appointment at 405-265-2255. Fax: 265-2215
Yukon Wound Care and Rehabilitation
1602 Health Center Pkwy Bldg 1100. Yukon, OK, 73099-7752