There are numerous conditions that can affect your walking abilities. Gait is a complex function that requires brain messaging, coordination, and good strength and flexibility of the legs and torso. Proper orientation information from the inner ear, vision, and sensors in the feet and ankles allow us to walk quickly and smoothly. Conditions such as vestibular inner ear problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, neuropathy, dystonia, stroke, brain injury, and muscle weakness can affect your ability to walk efficiently and comfortably. On your first visit, specific tests are carefully chosen based on your medical history, severity of walking impairment, tolerance to exercise, and your overall condition. You will learn about all the functions of your walking system, and what specifically is causing your symptoms. If you choose, we will also address nutrition and overall fitness. Particular exercises are prescribed for each individual, ensuring that you have the most effective and efficient recovery. Timelines for recovery are addressed, so you know what to expect regarding the duration and frequency of your Physical Therapy. Most people have clinic sessions every 1-2 weeks, and perform the exercises at home daily. Clinic sessions can be more or less frequent, depending on your condition, lifestyle, and distance from the clinic.