There are a variety of conditions that affect gait and balance and put you at risk for falls.
These conditions include
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Drop Foot
- Cerebral Palsy
- History of Ankle Sprains
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Spinal Cord Injury
- History of Foot Amputation
There are surgical and nonsurgical treatments for most gait and balance problems no matter the cause.
- Physical Therapy- Plays a key role in gait training, strengthening and restoring proprioception.
- Bracing- Several forms of foot and ankle braces are available depending on the condition. Examples include Arizona brace, Moore Balance Brace, Ritchie Brace, and Posterior leaf AFO.
- Surgery- There are a number of procedures that can address gait and balance problems. Tendon transfers play a large role in restoring function.
If you believe you may be suffering from gait or balance problems we would encourage you to make an appointment for an evaluation today.
We are your ankle and foot specialists and have treated patients throughout Puget Sound and across King, Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties.
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