Balance & Gait Training
Both balance and gait training can significantly improve an individual's quality of life, reduce the risk of falls, enhance independence, and promote overall physical well-being.
What Are The Benefits of Gait Training?
Retraining the legs and developing muscle memory.
Building strength in the affected muscles and joints.
Reducing fall risk
Did you know?
Gait training is better than accepting immobility.
It is better to undergo gait training to alleviate some health conditions and prevent the worsening of some symptoms. Gait training can greatly help in the quality of living for patients with physical limitations. You can decrease the chances of having heart diseases, osteoporosis and other illnesses through gait training.
What can you expect?
Static Balance Exercises: These involve holding a specific position, such as standing on one leg or maintaining a stable posture, to challenge the body's balance and stability.
Dynamic Balance Exercises: These exercises involve movement while maintaining balance, such as walking on a balance beam or performing single-leg squats.
Proprioception Training: This involves using unstable surfaces (such as balance boards or foam pads) to challenge the body's balance control mechanisms.
Functional Balance Training: These exercises simulate real-life activities and movements that require balance, such as reaching for objects on a shelf or stepping over obstacles.
Did you know?
We now offer Fall Prevention Education and Services.
1 in 4 seniors will experience a fall each year, focusing proactively on how to prevent falls can help you keep that risk at bay.
The first step in fall prevention is understanding the key factors that can contribute to a fall and looking at ways to combat them. Instead of feeling that a fall may be an inevitable part of aging, seniors and their loved ones can employ a host of fall prevention tips and exercises to put them ahead of the curve.
What You Can Expect
Mobility stretches involve continuous and controlled movements that take your joints and muscles through their full range of motion. These stretches can be particularly beneficial as part of a warm-up routine before physical activity or as a standalone practice to maintain joint health and flexibility.
A major focus of fall prevention therapy is to improve muscle strength, particularly in the legs and core. Strengthening exercises help individuals better support their bodies and maintain balance
Specialized balance exercises are prescribed to challenge the individual's stability. These may include single-leg stands, tandem walking, or balance board exercises.
Fall prevention physical therapy includes educating individuals and their caregivers about fall risks, strategies for safe mobility, and what to do in case of a fall. This may also include discussions on footwear choices, lighting improvements, and medication management.