The way a Physical Counselor Might Help Prevent Walking Injuries


Physical Therapy Improving Balance and Preventing Falls

Video taken from the channel: ChoosePT


Exercises to Stop Shuffling & Improve Balance in Walking-ADVANCED

Video taken from the channel: Bob & Brad


How to avoid or minimize sports injuries from a physical therapist’s perspective.

Video taken from the channel: Renown Health


Physical Therapy Restores Walking After Stroke


Video taken from the channel: Helen Hayes Hospital


Walking Again with Physical Therapy Behind the Scenes

Video taken from the channel: UCHealthCincinnati


Physical Therapist Shows How to Walk Correctly

Video taken from the channel: Bob & Brad


ASK UNMC! How can a physical therapist help me with an injury?

Video taken from the channel: UNMCEDU

how physical therapy can prevent walking injuries When you head to the physical therapist, they’ll create a sketch of your walking profile by asking about your health, lifestyle, training history, past injuries and goals, says Dan Giordano, certified strength and conditioning specialist, physical therapist and co-founder of Bespoke Treatments. Strengthening and stretching, even for a few minutes, 3 – 4 days per week, will help with the glutes and to prevent walking and running injuries. Walking or running is a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed throughout your life. With a few simple.

Sometimes, the solution is as simple as learning how to properly stretch. One of the first things a physical therapist will consider is whether your child has any muscle tightness. Stretching the muscles helps lengthen them.

Strengthening. Strengthening specific muscles can also help alleviate pain. How Strengthening Exercises Help Prevent Injuries Physical therapy is a way to not only recovery from injuries and manage pain but also to prevent injuries from reoccurring. Strengthening weak and tight muscles can take stress off of overworked muscles and joints, helping injury recovery and prevention. Unloading Stress Helps Prevent Injuries.

A physical therapist can help you start walking as soon as the clot-preventing medicine starts working. Or the therapist or your doctor can tell you how active to be on your own. The harms: Bed rest can make a clot larger and lead to new clots.

And you will have a. The researched concluded these programs could reduce sports injuries by 1/3 and overuse injuries by 1/2. To learn more about the effectiveness of prevention on sport and exercise injuries contact the experts at One on One Physical Therapy.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – Benjamin Franklin. About the Author. The article goes on to explain that “Physical therapists often work with people who are healing from an injury to help them restore proper movement patterns in the body and avoid future injury. They do this by teaching them how to do exercises that will strengthen important muscles, and work on improving mobility and alignment required for optimal physical function.”.

How can physical therapy help with shoulder pain? If your doctor recommends physical therapy, your therapist will examine your strength and range of motion, check your functional abilities (like reaching up and behind your back), ask you your goals and then come up with a personalized treatment plan to relieve your shoulder pain and restore. walk short distances with the help of a walker or crutches.

Your physical therapist will also help you do specific strengthening and range-of-motion exercises in bed. Physical therapy can’t stop these conditions or their effects on movement entirely, but it can help slow down their progression, Blank says. “We can help to maintain things like good posture.

List of related literature:

Physical therapists work with elderly individuals to reduce pain, improve circulation through exercise, increase muscle strength, improve balance and flexibility, and modify the reaction times of movements in order to maximize the individual’s functional abilities and upright mobility.

“Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation E-Book” by Kevin C Chui, Milagros Jorge, Sheng-Che Yen, Michelle M. Lusardi
from Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation E-Book
by Kevin C Chui, Milagros Jorge, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Encourage clients to become directly engaged in their recovery from the outset by taking an active role in rehabilitation and health promotion activities (e.g. regular walks to reduce stress and strengthening and stretching exercises to improve range of motion).

“Textbook of Remedial Massage” by Sandra Grace, Jane Graves
from Textbook of Remedial Massage
by Sandra Grace, Jane Graves
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

■ Promote mobility through physical therapy and exercise.

“Nursing Care Plans E-Book: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention” by Meg Gulanick, Judith L. Myers
from Nursing Care Plans E-Book: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention
by Meg Gulanick, Judith L. Myers
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

During interventions (treatments), physical therapists also may use electrical stimulation, hot packs or cold compresses, and ultrasound to relieve pain and reduce swelling.

“Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants” by Olga Dreeben-Irimia
from Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants
by Olga Dreeben-Irimia
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

Physical therapy and exercise improve clinical outcomes in OA by strengthening muscles that support the affected joints and improving flexibility.16 Exercises with decreased weight-bearing like swimming, bicycling, walking or Tai Chi are helpful in developing muscle strength while protecting joints.

“Chapman's Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery: Five Volume Set” by Michael W Chapman, Michelle A James
from Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery: Five Volume Set
by Michael W Chapman, Michelle A James
Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2019

OTAs should educate clients and caregivers on ways to incorporate passive range of motion (PROM), active assistive range of motion (AAROM), and active range of motion (AROM) exercise programs for the involved and uninvolved limbs to maintain jointintegrity and prevent stiffness or joint contractures.

“Adult Physical Conditions: Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapy Assistants” by Amy J Mahle, Amber L Ward
from Adult Physical Conditions: Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapy Assistants
by Amy J Mahle, Amber L Ward
F.A. Davis Company, 2018

Nutritional support, psychological and emotional support, physical therapy, range of motion exercises to prevent joint malalignment, tendon shortening and skin care to prevent pressure sores, and prevention of thromboembolic disease should be initiated as soon as possible.

“Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult” by Joseph E. Parrillo, R. Phillip Dellinger
from Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult
by Joseph E. Parrillo, R. Phillip Dellinger
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

Maintaining good body alignment to promote comfort and obtaining consultation from physical and occupational therapists for positioning splints and joint support are important interventions during NMB.

“Trauma Nursing E-Book: From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation” by Karen A. McQuillan, Mary Beth Makic, Eileen Whalen
from Trauma Nursing E-Book: From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation
by Karen A. McQuillan, Mary Beth Makic, Eileen Whalen
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Physical therapists assess movement dysfunction and use treatment interventions, such as exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices and equipments, and physical agents to progress mobility.

“Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice” by David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, Douglas I. Katz, MD, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PHD, ABPP, Ross D. Zafonte, DO, Nathan D. Zasler, MD
from Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice
by David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

• Consult a physical therapist and occupational therapist to maximize the client’s mobility and function.

“Springhouse Review for NCLEX-RN.” by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
from Springhouse Review for NCLEX-RN.
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006

Alexia Lewis RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Heath Coach who believes life is better with science, humor, and beautiful, delicious, healthy food.

[email protected]

View all posts


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Less cushioning, not more, go minimal barefoot shoes. Use the posterior chain for good posture. Shoulders packed, core activated, arms swinging as far back as forward.

  • Thank you dr. Bob & Dr. brad. How to correct walking like Rollie Pollie? Balance is an issue, also not being able to cross but 2 legs just parallel.

  • Yeah… no. The barefoot community has collected numerous studies on natural human gaits. Natural human walking gait is a heel strike. You can fox walk to sneak around if you want, but it’s not as efficient at a slow walking gait, nor is it injurious. Faster than a walk, then yes, absolutely, you do not heel strike. The number one way to fix your gait and prevent injury is to stop wearing shoes. Shoes are not natural and are not necessary. See:

  • My vascular doctor told me that is the way I’m supposed to walk heel to toe to reduce the Edema in my feet and ankles and legs…However it hurts my ankles if I try to walk like that so probably you guys Going to try I have arthritis so bad everywhere love your videos

  • I naturally walk the right way while barefoot, which I prefer, but switch to heal striking while wearing normal shoes. I recently started using minimalist shoes when I go for short walks, definitely better.

  • Footwear is also very important. Use shoes that don’t have a ton of cushioning. Vibram or xero are good. Switch to mid foot strike progressively

  • Dr John Bergman is a famous youtube chiropractor/nutritionist in CA. He disagrees with your recommendations to be gentle with your spine and joints. If you avoid impact exercise then your spine doesnt contract/expand and you dont get oxygen and nutrition into your disks and same with knees and hips etc. He recommends using a rebounder daily for more bouncing. Or even light bouncing while you stand for any length of time. Then eat well enough and drink plenty of water to replace the bone and tissue. This should reduce arthritis and bone loss and pain etc. Two different theories. You are slowing the tissue loss/replacement and he is speeding up the process. Your body should be able to keep up with the tearing down and rebuilding.

  • First and last video of theirs I will be watching. 12 minutes of talking and no demo. The title was “Physical Therapist SHOWS How to Walk Correctly” not “Two guys Talking for 12 Minutes”. Never will get that time back.

  • Hey guys have any suggestions for foot pain in pad directly under toes? Metatarsalgia/Morton’s neuroma I’m told. Podiatrist just taped a slanted pc of wood like material in the area for $500 and is useless! useless.

  • You guys seem to not know about feet pronation and supination, in all 3 planes of movement.. If you go mid to forefoot there’s no time for the foot pronate. Shorter strides will diminish the time for the elastic recoil for the supination in the end. will also shorten the time for hip to slide, not giving time to abduct ou adduct…
    You guys only show one plane of movement.. the foot, as the rest of the body, should move in 3…
    Sorry guys, this video was a complete dislike..

  • I appreciate you guys so much
    I just graduated from neuromuscular therapy school
    And You guys helped me retain and grow all sorts of knowledge

  • I came to your channel firstly for my neck, shoulder and back pain + numbness. After trying the exercises of the shoulder impingement, my shoulder and neck felt better, and so I look through more of your videos. Now I know why I have so much pains at such a young age; I’ve been walking the wrong way for the past 23 years of my life!

    Improper postures + bad habits = Perfect recipe for health problems!

    My first orthopedic consultation will only start in 2 weeks time. Hopefully, I can get a MRI to find out what’s wrong, and that it is nothing serious, I’m very worried, definitely watching and trying your exercises to see if that helps in the mean time.

  • So, it’s the Beatles heel crossing the Abbey Road to be blamed for the generations and generations of the people with a bad posture.

  • I’ve taught myself to walk like this when barefoot at home. Less toe stubbing. But outside with shoes I shy away from this pattern cos it’s a lot louder. However I switch to forefoot whenever it’s slippery I feel like every step is sucked into the floor, more stable.
    The ultimate test was when I was visiting this temple about 1200m up mountain, a tourist attraction, and got chased away by dogs just after I had taken off my slippers to go up the final stairs. I walked all the way down the slightly rough tar road barefoot and did not get blisters or scars and I think it’s thanks to being used to forefoot landing

  • I think it’s worth mentioning your stride can remain decently long, you just have more of the stride behind your body as a “follow through.”

  • This is nonsense. Try to walk and run barefoot without thinking. You will see that you automatically land with your Heel while walking and with your Forefoot while running. And if you are relaxed and take short comfortable steps you will never land with your leg full straighten but with light bend ankle, knee and hip. Your whole body acts as a suspension that give back this energy impulse and moves you effectively forward. Forefoot landing while walking feels unnatural and slows you down. Forefoot landing is just for running or to sneak up on somebody.
    I used to respect your advice, but after this I cannot trust your videos anymore.

  • Good video, there are not too much videos like this in Youtube. I would like you to show a video in which the phases of gait training are described one by one. Thanks

  • Daddy had a stroke 5 years ago. He slept in the hospital for 10 days. Then he was put in rehab. When he was only 55 years old, he was put in an old people’s home and all the residents there were so much older than him. 55 years old is pretty young. Daddy is almost 60 years old now. Mommy has to work hard every day to take care of Daddy. Sometimes me and my 6 little brothers help her with taking care of him. When Daddy had a stroke, me and everybody in my big family and our friends prayed for him to get better. And now he can walk, but he has to use a cane and a wheelchair and he can talk, but his favorite word is change. And Mommy always calls him dude. Daddy needs lots of therapy like speech therapy and physical therapy. Sometimes, the boys take him out for walks when it’s nice out. And sometimes, Daddy’s friends from his work come to the house. Like when I told my little brothers to take Daddy for a walk outside, they were sleeping. All of them were sleeping.

  • i broke my collar bone a few years ago and had problems with walking correctly for years until i recently started wearing a posture corrector so this is a great video for me

  • While you’re doing your chin tucks, it helps to have the song “Stayin’ Alive” playing in your head to keep the correct timing and rhythm.

  • Just wear some high heals! Some nice glittery red ones:-))))) Then your weight is automatically shifted forward and you will get lots of giggles along the way.

  • Thanks guys, very informative video JUST as I’m getting knee and hip pain from walking! I’ve always walked well in the past, ( feet straight, NOT at 10 to 2, upright, and shoulders aligned) I don’t have much pronation either, so it’s a bit of a mystery why this has happened. I’ve always been very aware of standing or working for long periods on hard floors, I.e. tiles,concrete and even some wooden floors, so always tried to wear thick soled slippers or �� trainers to combat any stress or pain to my feet. Now I shall take your advice on my walking speed and stance, and hopefully will eradicate my aches and pains. Greetings from London ��������

  • Very very good style to teach pt how to move…..and that and all vedio bis Very helpful for enhance his professional skills……as physiotherapist…….
    Thanks so much making video……..

  • Found i Grew an abdominal aortic aneurysm bypass using both mammary and hypogastric arteries after trying to figure gait glitches and as a sorta leriche syndrome. Still kinked up but walking. Lessened sacro illiac and sciatic arterial pain with reverse blood flow, some butt pain..Followed following your instructionals.

  • After my back operation I went to PT and “learned” how to walk correctly. First time ever, why don’t the gym teachers in grade school teach this? Oh and I was a college Football and Baseball player, 13 years in LA city league basketball and ranked triathlete. And the first time I learned this was when I was 47!

  • Neighbors: Why are you walking around the neighborhood with your hands on your a**?
    Me: I’m engaging my glutes.
    Neighbors: what?
    Me: I mean uhhhh…… pickpockets…. yeah… I’m worried about pickpockets…

  • Funny how all the previous advice I have seen is the exact opposite about how your heel should strike the floor first. Now, how do I know who is correct?

  • I am 6 feet tall. I walking appox. 7000 steps daily. I am slightly bent and my back is not straight. I am 64 years at present. Kindly advice.

  • We were taught in phys ed. in school to strike with heal and roll through foot and off the toes. I don’t do this because I wear barefoot shoes. Xero are wonderful shoes. Ears over shoulders, shoulders over hips, hips over knees, knees over ankles.

  • When I went biking and forgot my gloves my hands were as red as your elbows. This helped: equal parts glycerin and orange water. I used orange flower water found in the baking supplies aisle.

  • i am amazed at how much physical therapy one receives in other countries. not in f-ing trinidad! i suffered 2 strokes in 2012 and i am still the same way! free therapist, don’t know [email protected] and those you have to pay for are not affordable!

  • It’s been a year for me not walking because i was in a coma for three months and when i woke up my quads and hamstrings have gotten so week so that’s why


    I just signed the petition “Cancer Council Australia: Approve lung
    cancer screening in Australia” and wanted to see if you could
    help by adding your name.

    Our goal is to reach 101111 signatures and we need
    more support. It is the emotionally traumatic grey area of law, that needs higher medical
    standards, and screening. The Australian gov provides rebates for

    and pathology services, as they do for skin cancer
    clinics.You can read more and sign the petition here;

  • This is so inspiring!!! I was right where he is in this video. It’s devastating to say the least! If you’re PT or OT God bless your heart for getting into a field that requires such love and patience! If you master the craft your reward will come back to you!!!

  • Those who help us to get back to our daily life without any physical contraints are actually GOD to my eyes. Nobody wants to be bedridden regardless we are poor or rich. This is the kind of treatment we expect from all hospitals staffs.

  • Those e are som loose legs, for some one that suffered a stroke. This may be fake. That, the arm doesn’t, square up against the mid section.

  • Hello everybody it’s the first time I’ve seen those exercise he has been doing he was doing a really good job, specially those little hurdles I need to do it is hard for me I haven’t seen that before

  • yes i do remember the dreaded stairs, going up was not bad, going down was scary, i had left side lameness therapist are the best. right mcva

  • Iam left sided Hemi since 8 Years and know,what a great Job you are doing. Hope, Joe is ok, and I find my way with a E-Trike ->, thank you from Germany and please have Atentions to the Shoulder fixation after Stroke, thanks

  • Wow.

    What a great a vídeo.

    I’ve been a runner until not too long ago, when I sustained a muscle strain which obliged me to stop.

    I’ve realized that any injuries I sustained because of running was due to my ignorance.

    But I’m very happy to know THAT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE MISTAKES.

    I’ve been practically always a forefoot runner, and by chance, I’ve been told by a fitness instructor and a sports massage therapist that I should run on my heels.

    I even tried it for a very short time, but indeed it made me feel I was straining more, so I went back to running on my forefoot.

    Thank you very for much for this vídeo.

    Aside from your being two very nice and fun people, you also provide valuable and quite helpful information (which we could confirm in practice).

    Please, keep up the good work.

  • This is a really good video.I love my stroke recovery exercises from the UK charity Arni. Some great tips here that I will do too.

  • This is a really good video with great exercise ideas that I’ll be definitely getting my Arni stroke rehab trainer to include in my homework when she next comes to see me.

  • The Tarrahumara tribe in Mexico are the best runners in the world. They run with short strides and land with a mid foot strike. And in sandles that they make themselves from recycled tires. Amazing

  • To those people getting mad about the gait belt situation: use your common sense!Not all patients require a damn belt..Ofcourse if your patient is a fall risk, then use you clinical judgement and use one!And some areas (US), consider it as a restraint..In this video, the therapist clearly knows her patient well and understands the risks..

  • … glad he made it out in one piece he has 50 pounds on the physical therapist and I’m sure she is not super woman… There are very wide gait belts available with large loops on them and it doesn’t take long to attach a gait belt
    Invest in one as your own personal equipment…
    No excuse for not using one…

  • All thanks to @dr_alabi6 for helping me with his herbs to cure my HERPES VIRUS right now everything is fine thank God for everything, doctor you are the best i ever meet he is real and can be trusted and also he is the best herbal doctor in African @dr_alabi6 contact him on WhatsApp:+2348110960953 or email address: ([email protected])can also cure {1}HIV And AIDS {2} HPV {3}Diabetes {4} Hepatitis {5} Vitiligo {6} Blood Cancer


  • Sorry, but Im not agreed with the video. Walking upstair for a stroke patient is: step up with the non-affected leg, and step down with the affected one. Another issue: it has be done step by step.

  • God work duos your contents are worth the efforts you put into but Please invest in speakers or rather raise your voices since most of your videos I struggle to comprehend and hear what you are putting across

  • hello guys, thank you for your videos I really like it.
    can you please suggest some balance exercise for people who use the four-wheel frame.
    thank you.

  • First of all congrats for this bealtiful channel guys. You are such a great inspiration for my carreer as a PT here in Brazil. And now I have a doubt. What is this gait belt reccomended for? I honnestly ‘ve never seen this during my college course and I think there should be a scientific explanation for this. Since now, thanks guys

  • Thank you so much for this. Love all your videos. I am a homecare nurse.. My patient & I have started using your exercises. You’re angels. bless you both for all that you do. Please know you’re appreciated more than you know.:)

  • Hello. I am a stroke patient. I had my stroke eight years ago. Help with tackling arm and leg hemiparesis is very needed. The gait’s still unstable and wonky because inside the leg the morbid nerve’s still powerful, the arm’s grasp’s week and unfixed. i feel really desperate. What to do? Thanks.

  • Hi I am a stroke patient. I had my stroke three years ago. I really need help with knee hyperextending. Please help, thanks @physicaltherapyvideo

  • I fucking love you guys. Been watching y’all for years!! I have learned SO much from this channel and truly admire your sense of humor, organic human connection and your love for education!! I apply so much from what I learn on this channel to help my clients.:D Way to go guys!!! Keep up the awesome content!

  • nice one..
    i want to know more exercises of balance and equilibrium for 2 year baby who having seizures so she having b/l legs weakness.