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  • By Sally Warner, PhD (Member, Medical & Scientific Advisory Board) Walking can be such a mindless activity. But when you embark on a 60-mile walk, you really need to be…

  • The Mechanics of Walking

    Walking involves a coordinated effort of the feet, knees, and hips. The cycle of how a person walks is called the gait. The gait cycle is divided into two phases:…

  • A physical therapist can evaluate each individual phase of the gait cycle and work with people to improve their walking and help improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls.…