Being able to walk, or improving the quality of walking is important for our independence and being able to function indoors and outdoors.
Retraining walking allows us to manage our weight, improve our cardiovascular system and maintain our bone density, muscle mass and joint flexibility. Walking also maintains our nervous system, particularly our sensation, balance, coordination and strength, and this in turns keeps us healthier for longer as we age.
Being able to walk safely is vital; statistics show that 1 in 3 older people have at least 1 fall throughout the year, with almost half of these falls requiring a hospital admission. Improving your walking ability can improve your quality of life and reduce secondary harm.
Neurological physiotherapists are physiotherapists with additional training and expertise in treating problems related to the brain, spinal cord, inner ear and nerves. With our understanding of neuroscience, we can help you identify the contributing factors to your walking problem, and provide hands-on therapy to modify the way your move. We can also provide a individualised rehabilitation program to treat the underlying impairments and assist you in developing a more normal and efficient walking pattern.