What is physical therapy gait training?

What Is Gait Training in Physical Therapy? Gait training is necessary to perform when someone is walking improperly. Gait training involves practicing sets of exercises that strengthen your muscles and increase your range of motion. Ultimately, the purpose of gait training is to improve the way you walk.

What are the 7 kinds of gait?

• Hemiplegic Gait. The patient stands with unilateral weakness on the affected side, arm flexed, adducted and internally rotated.
• Diplegic Gait. (Spastic Gait).
• Neuropathic Gait. (Steppage Gait, Equine Gait).
• Myopathic Gait.(Waddling Gait).
• Choreiform Gait.(Hyperkinetic Gait).
• Ataxic Gait.
• Parkinsonian Gait.
• Sensory Gait.

Gait training is a therapeutic process to improve walking patterns. It's important for mobility, balance, and preventing falls after injuries.

Phases of the Gait Cycle (8 phase model) Initial Contact.

• Initial Contact
• Loading Response
• Midstance.
• Terminal Stance.
• Pre swing.
• Initial Swing.
• Mid Swing.
• Late Swing.

Along with its many health benefits, walking also exercises several different muscles. The primary muscles used in walking include the quadriceps and hamstrings, the calf muscles and the hip adductors. The gluteal and the abdominal muscles also play a significant role in forward motion.

About walking Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.