Physical therapy for gait analysis in Norfolk, Virginia

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Meet with the best gait analysis physical therapists in Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia, 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 Norfolk, Virginia

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 Norfolk area, our therapists are at your service for in-home physical therapy sessions. In every neighborhood we operate in, we strive to deliver physical therapy at your doorstep, ensuring the utmost convenience for your PT experience.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

We've established partnerships with a diverse range of insurance plans, simplifying the benefits verification process for you. When you opt for Luna, your co-pay will consistently align with the specified amount in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. All major insurances and Medicare are accepted.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

No—we want it to be easy for patients to get started with their physical therapy! We can always accommodate new patients, and most patients can have their first at-home physical therapy appointment within 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists work 6:30 am - 8:30 pm, 7 days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Within Luna, our therapists are highly experienced professionals, each having a minimum of 3 years of practice, often with additional years of experience. Each therapist undergoes a comprehensive interview and thorough background check. We select therapists who are deeply committed to delivering superior care to their patients.

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