Walking is very complex and requires good balance, the ability to know where your joints are in space (proprioception), the ability to know how your joints are moving (kinesthesia), good range of motion and strength.
As we age, with declining activity, or after an injury, walking can become difficult. With previous injuries or pain in the knee or hip, our walking patterns can change. This can lead to abnormal stresses and strains to other parts of your body, leading to pain and dysfunction in those areas.
How our physiotherapists can help
One of the main specialties of physiotherapy is figuring out what is wrong with your walking pattern, what is causing this abnormality, and how to correct it. This takes a thorough evaluation of your range of motion, strength, walking patterns, balance and coordination. Book an appointment today to let us help you walk safely and confidently again!