What is Gait Training
From an article by Elevate Physical Therapy
Gait training is an integral part of physical therapy. Traditional gait training methods have limitations in terms of efficacy and safety. However, with the advancement of new technologies, there are now alternative gait training methods that can be more effective and safer for patients. The True Form treadmill is one such technology that is gaining popularity in physical therapy.
The True Form treadmill is a one-of-a-kind treadmill intended to simulate outdoor running. Its curved surface promotes proper running form and posture. Unlike traditional flat treadmills, the True Form treadmill forces users to run with good form and posture, lowering the risk of injury.
Using the True Form treadmill for gait training has several advantages.
For starters, it can help with running form and posture. Because the True Form treadmill encourages proper form, it can assist patients in developing good habits that will last throughout their lives. The True Form treadmill can help patients move more efficiently and reduce the risk of injury.
Second, the True Form treadmill can reduce joint impact and injury. Running on a flat surface can tax the joints, particularly for those recovering from an injury or pre-existing condition. The True Form treadmill's curved surface reduces joint impact, making it a safer option for gait training.
Third, the True Form treadmill can improve muscle engagement and strength. Running on a flat surface can be easy on the muscles. The True Form treadmill's curved surface requires more muscle engagement, increasing strength and endurance.
Finally, the True Form treadmill can help you improve your cardiovascular endurance. Running on the True Form treadmill's curved surface requires more effort than running on a flat surface, which can increase cardiovascular endurance.
The True Form treadmill is also beneficial at different stages of recovery. Physical therapists can use the True Form treadmill to help recover from an injury or surgery. A physical therapist, for example, may use the True Form treadmill to assist a patient in recovering from a knee injury by gradually increasing the intensity and duration of the workout. In later stages of recovery, patients can use the True Form treadmill to regain strength and endurance.
To summarize, the True Form treadmill is a novel tool that has the potential to revolutionize gait training in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Its curved surface encourages proper form and posture, reduces joint impact and injury, improves muscle engagement and strength, and boosts cardiovascular endurance. Elevate Physical Therapy can evaluate your situation and functional limitations and create a treatment plan using the Tru Form that best suits your condition. Make an appointment today to take the first step toward improved mobility.