Gait (Walk) Training
Many patients with neuromuscular disorders have difficulty in walking.
This is due to a combination of loss of muscle strength, muscle spasticity or balance and coordination problems.
Due to neuromuscular diseases, some patients have been unable to walk or even stand for months and years. This leads to loss of muscle mass through disuse atrophy as well as a loss of bone strength (osteoporosis). This further exacerbates the inability to walk.
In addition, the patient’s brain gets in the habit of not walking. This further compounds the problem.
The end result is that patient’s mobility becomes severely restricted and he / she ends up being wheel-chair bound.
The mobility training at A4 Clinics helps such patients by providing safe and supported walking, first with a harness with unweighing, and then gradually permitting weight bearing.
Our staff also works with patients to correct the posture, gait and walking pattern. This leads to amazing results for patients with walking problem.
This training is helpful for patients with conditions such as
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
Challenges in walking and balance in elderly people
Walking after long period of immobility