What is Balance and gait training?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is a component of rehabilitation to build strength, mobility and fitness. PT may be used short term after an injury or long term following traumatic injury or serious illness such as a stroke to regain as much independence and functioning as possible.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/Spasticity 8 2
Degenerative Disc Disease 6 1
Balance problems 4 2
Imbalance when walking 4 2
Multiple Sclerosis 3 0
Osteoarthritis 3 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Balance and gait training

Side effect Patients
Back pain 2
Ataxia (lack of coordination) 1
Depressed mood 1
Fatigue 1
Muscle fatigue 1
Nausea and dizziness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Balance and gait training

Dosage Patients
45 min weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
90 min weekly 1
100 min weekly 1
180 min weekly 1
300 min weekly 1
60 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Balance and gait training

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 12
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 5
Other 4
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently going to Balance and gait training

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4

Stopped going to Balance and gait training

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 9
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 3
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4
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3 patient evaluations for Balance and gait training

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trice
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trice
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 47y
  • Duration: 34 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
4 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 22, 2013 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 270 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jul 18, 2011 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Apr 18, 2011 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Unsteady gait)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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Ladypisces26
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Ladypisces26
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F36y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Degenerative Disc Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel better, move better, work better and can think clearer. I just stretch and do a little bit of yoga each morning and maybe during the evening. Getting motivated is just the most difficult part of this kind of therapy.

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trpaquinn
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trpaquinn
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 10, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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