Gait is term used to describe the unique ways that each individual walks. Therefore gait re-training is the development and implementation of strategies designed to help improve walking style, efficiency and ability. Your physiotherapist will adapt their techniques to meet your child’s needs to treat the presenting symptoms and the disease process. The aim of gait training is to help your child develop and maintain the most effective walking style possible.
What are the advantages of gait training ?
Gait training can give your child a new sense of ability and achievement and allow them to live a more independent life style.
- Increase independence
- Enable more participation at school
- Increase confidence
- Sense of achievement
- Increase ability to exercise
- More efficient walking patterns
- Decrease reliance on walking aids