Gait & Balance Program
Balance and walking problems can result from orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, inactivity, chronic pain, or injuries that involve the joints, muscles, and nerves. Dr. Carrasco realizes how important balance and walking is for independent living. Our therapists provide therapy to help you achieve the greatest amounts of physical activity and independent function.
Gait training focuses on strength, endurance, motion, balance, and coordination for safe walking, transferring from one surface to another, and the PREVENTION OF FALLS.
Core Stability Training
Core stability is a very important part of rehabilitation. Core stability training targets the muscles of the pelvis, spine, and shoulders to help provide a solid infrastructure for body movements and balance. We will focus on sitting and standing balance because it is so important for independence with activities of daily living.
Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to help keep joints and muscles healthy. Exercise can help muscles gain movement and then strength. Exercise therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and posture. These components are necessary for functional movement and independence with activities of daily living.
Electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage and heat treatments are modalities that can help relax muscles, stimulate muscles, increase range of motion, and reduce pain. The therapist may use more than one modality or combine a modality with exercise to generate the greatest therapeutic effect.
- Two to three visits per week for four weeks
- $20.00 per visit