The word ‘gait’ simply refers to your manner of walking and ‘gait training’ refers to a specific type of physical therapy that helps you improve your ability to stand or walk. By focusing on balance, posture, and endurance, this type of physical therapy can help prepare your legs for repetitive, active motion again.
The short-term goal of gait training is to help prevent falling and prevent complications such as wasting in the muscle, improve balance and self esteem.because strong legs can help you stabilize if you lose balance. The long-term goal is to get you back onto your feet walking independently and confidently once again. These goals are accomplished using two main types of training: strength training and task-specific training.