Living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) can be very difficult as it impairs the most basic ability of movement. It is commonly observed that patients suffering from CP have flawed gait, depth perception and balance abilities which make it difficult for them to even move around the house. Physical therapy combined with occupational therapy has proven to be highly effective in managing all these and restoring normal function in patients.
What is gait training?
Gait training is a part of the CP management plan that your physiotherapist and/or rehabilitation therapist will work out for you to improve your motor skills. The training involves a series of exercises mostly repetition of the actual motion performed during walking. The training program can be extensive with a number of assistive equipment like handle bars, walking aides and safety harness used depending on the level of abnormality.