Physical therapy for gait analysis in McFarland, California

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Meet with the best gait analysis physical therapists in McFarland, California

McFarland, California, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in helping patients retrain their gait to promote healthier movement, improve balance, and prevent injury. As experts in gait training, your PT can guide you through a PT regimen that will offer tangible, lasting results.

Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive physical therapy for gait in the comfort of their homes. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is gait analysis?

Physical therapists frequently perform gait analysis when patients are struggling with gait abnormalities that make walking or running inefficient or painful. A gait analysis can reveal valuable insights regarding walking speed, balance, range of motion, and reflexes. It can also help patients identify and correct the habits that are contributing to discomfort.

Thanks to advancing technology, gait analyses are more detailed, thorough, and accurate than ever before. It’s not uncommon for a gait analysis to incorporate a comprehensive physical examination, a motion and muscle assessment, video recording, muscle-monitoring electrodes, and force platforms that measure the force of the footstep on the ground.

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Why do people need gait analysis?

Generally speaking, two groups of people can benefit from gait analysis: those with conditions or previous injuries that cause their walking gait to be painful or awkward, or athletes looking to take their game to the next level.

Patients with gait dysfunctions, such as waddling or a limp, can often benefit from gait analysis, as retraining walking patterns begins with understanding those patterns in detail. Gait analysis can also be used to perfect running form, which is why many athletes can benefit from it. Often, a faster mile time is just around the corner — but requires a simple form correction first.

The most common reasons for gait analysis include:

  • Gait abnormalities
  • Injuries
  • Athletic goals

Source: Move Forward PT

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Physical therapy for gait analysis in McFarland, California

Gait analysis is commonly employed at the start of a comprehensive physical therapy regimen tailored to the patient’s conditions, needs, and goals. Upon completion, an experienced physical therapist can create a routine that corrects inefficiencies and results in a more comfortable, effective stride.

In order to correct gait, your physical therapist will likely employ a number of strategies. These may include pre-gait training — or retraining each of the movements and habits that make up a step — bracing, gait training, and balance training.

Source: Move Forward PT
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Across the McFarland area, our therapists are at your service for in-home physical therapy sessions. We ensure to reach you in every neighborhood we serve, making it a point to provide physical therapy at your convenience, right in your home.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna works with a wide range of insurance plans, managing the benefits verification process on your behalf. When you choose Luna, your co-pay will always match the exact amount specified by your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. We're proud to accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

No way! We're committed to ensuring a hassle-free start for patients in their physical therapy experience. New patients are always accommodated promptly, and in the majority of cases, their first at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists are available for appointments from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Luna's therapists possess extensive experience, with a minimum of 3 years in practice, often with additional years of practice. Every therapist undergoes a comprehensive interview and thorough background check. We select therapists who are deeply committed to providing superior care to their patients.

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