Gait Training - Push-Off



Professional Rationale
Once the patient is able to weightbear fully, this is an excellent exercise to help engage heel raise and push-off. The exaggerated gait forces the patient to compensate less.

Client Rationale
This is an exercise that helps teach your body to walk without a limp. Having and injury and/or being immobilized in a cast or boot causes your foot to stiffen up and you can lose the normal function and range of motion in the foot. This helps to functionally regain normal walking.



Instructions
  • Step back with your step through foot.
  • Start with both feet flat.
  • Step through with one foot, raising the heel of the opposite foot.
  • Exaggerate the heel raise and the break at the toes.
  • Do not 'pick up' the foot.

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