What we Treat / Gait Dysfunction & Abnormalities
Gait, limp or walking pattern is a complex activity involving most parts of the body. Our gait varies according to our individual anatomy, our age and whether the walking is fast or slow
Physiotherapy is used to help a person learn how to walk again following a disease or injury or to keep them mobile if they have irreversible problems affecting their walking pattern.
Pain, muscle weakness, joint stiffness and nervous system diseases can result in abnormal gait patterns. Physiotherapists also works with children with walking difficulties, such as those with cerebral palsy. After assessing a person's gait, our Physio’s plan an individually tailored rehabilitation programme which may include activities to strengthen muscles, increase range of movement and relieve pain as well as providing walking re-education. They also show the person how to use appropriate walking aids such as crutches, walking sticks and walking frames.
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