Balance and gait disorders are often lumped together because the two are related. If something is “off” with your balance, your gait is likely affected. Your gait therapy will depend on the type of gait dysfunction that is impacting you. Treatment for a balance and gait disorder will usually begin with a diagnosis from your physical therapist.
People with cerebellar ataxia have a wider stance and their foot movements are often erratic. This condition often has a neurological cause, such as a stroke or muscular dystrophy.
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