What is an unsteady gait?

About this Video

Physical Therapist Lori Haddick gives us a quick explanation of the term "unsteady gait".

An unsteady gait can increase your risk for falls and injury, so it's important to seek medical help for more serious causes of this symptom. Doctors may also describe an unsteady gait as an ataxic gait. This means the person is walking in an abnormal, uncoordinated, or unsteady manner.

Physical therapists play a vital role in helping people improve their gait. Your physical therapist will work with you to address your specific needs and goals. They will design a personalized program to treat your specific condition.

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