Gait and balance re-education will help you to improve your ability to sit, stand, walk and run with the aim to achieve maximum independence and your personal goals. Physiotherapy will involve a full assessment, a subsequent discussion of goals, and an individually tailored exercise programme to help improve posture, develop muscle control, strengthen muscles, build endurance, and improve balance reactions. Gait re-education can help maintain overall health and well being. The use of outcome measures allows clear feedback on progress.
If balance is the main issue, assessment will include all the systems involved in balance, such as muscle and sensory system, vestibular (inner ear balance) system, vision, any issues with attention and / or ability to accommodate or react to balance requirements. Subsequent therapy will be specifically tailored to work on and improve the systems that are most affected, thereby maximising the functional outcome.