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Treatment of gait dysfunction
To walk normally is important to your overall health. A gait disorder is a pattern of walking that differs from the standard pattern of walking. Gait disorders change the correct alignment of the body, raising the tension exerted on the lower back, hips, knees and ankles. This can result in walking problems, discomfort, and exhaustion for long periods of time, and is one of the most common causes of falls.
Injuries, reduced range of motion following surgery, compensatory methods to overcome pain, or poor biomechanical alignment due to genus valgus/varus or scoliosis are several causes of gait dysfunction.
Physical therapy for body specific injuries focuses on treating the affected body part but also taking in consideration the other body parts that become compensated as a result of this certain injury. This holistic approach treats the patient as a whole focusing on its specific injury, but also avoiding and correcting any compensations to achieve the maximum results .