balance and gait training

Balance & Gait Training

Your ability to maintain balance is dependent on far more than a pair of healthy feet and quality shoes. Your ability to balance is connected to your nervous system, which is in charge of assessing your surroundings and reacting accordingly. If your nervous system is not healthy, be it due to age, illness, or injury, your body’s ability to balance will change.

Of course, balance plays a crucial role in your ability to walk and run as well. Your gait and your ability to maintain balance while moving are interrelated—you can’t master one without focusing on the other. Physical therapy helps you master these skills to decrease your risk of injury, while at the same time increasing your confidence and independence.

Balance and gait training can help everyone from the keenest athletes to the most elderly. Whether you are training for a marathon or trying to ditch your walker or cane, you can benefit from paying attention to your balance and the efficiency of your movements. At Health in Motion, our integrative physical therapy strategies can help you to improve the function of your nervous system, strengthen your core, encourage better posture, and teach you how to move more effectively. We would love to help you meet your goals.