Gait (Difficulty Walking)
Several factors may contribute to gait disturbance such as muscle weakness, spasticity, balance and co-ordination problems, fatigue and pain. Gait is governed by many neural pathways and the disseminated nature of MS makes it possible for many important nerve tracts to be disrupted.
Physical and occupational therapy can be most helpful in assessing gait and recommending strategies, aids, and home modifications to promote better gait and safety in activities of daily living that are compromised by gait disturbance.
Key Healthcare Professionals
- Occupational therapist
- Family physician.