Joint and muscle pain typically cause the sufferer to compensate by changing their walking patterns. Stride gets shorter, walking speed decreases and the patient avoids putting weight on the painful area. As a result, the sufferer may limp but not necessarily in an obvious manner.
At your initial consultation, a computerized gait (walking pattern) analysis will provide an objective, scientific assessment of the way you walk – including load distribution on each leg, stride length, gait symmetry and more. This along with the rest of the assessment enables the clinician to customize the AposTherapy® program to your unique needs and objectively compare your progress throughout the treatment.
New data about the long-term benefits of AposTherapy® continues to emerge. One recent clinical trial3 re-examined osteoarthritis patients two years after the original study had shown reduced pain and improved knee joint function with AposTherapy®. The follow-up found significant pain relief (63%) and improved knee joint function (65%) even after 24 months.
- Have unexplained recurrent falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from severe osteoporosis
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