Gait Disorder Rehabilitation
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) employs a comprehensive team approach to provide rehabilitation services for people with gait issues.
Gait disorders are categorized as difficulty walking due to:
- Physical impairment
- Deformity, amputation
- Neurological impairments (i.e., multiple sclerosis, post-polio)
- Orthopedic surgery/problems
- Body mechanic difficulties
Evaluations are conducted by a physician, therapists, and specialists in the Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinical Center. Once physical weaknesses are identified, therapy recommendations and supportive devices such as bracing may be recommended.
As a teaching and research hospital, RIC offers patients the value of clinical, technological, and research innovations with a Gait Laboratory in our main hospital, located at 345 E. Superior Street in Chicago.
Comprehensive gait disorder rehabilitation services are offered at several RIC locations. For more information, call our Toll Free Referral and Information Line: 1-800-354-REHAB (7342), or see our other locations here.