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What conditions respond to Deliberate Walking?

Hip Pain

Hip Pain:
  • Joint pain, stiffness, weakness
  • Arthritis - osteoarthritis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tears
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tears
See Body section of How it Helps

Knee Pain

Knee Pain:
  • Joint pain, stiffness, weakness
  • Arthritis - osteoarthritis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tears
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)
See Body section of How it Helps

Foot/Ankle Pain

Foot/Ankle Pain:
  • Joint pain, stiffness, weakness
  • Arthritis - osteoarthritis
  • Deformities - flatfoot (pronator), high arched cavus foot (supinator)
  • Fasciitis - Plantar fasciitis
  • Fractures
  • Impingement - ankle
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tears
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendinitis
See Body section of How it Helps

Neck/Lower Back Pain

Neck and Lower Back Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cervical disc disease
  • Lower back pain
  • Lumbar disc disease
  • Spondylosis
See Posture section of How it Helps

Who responds to Deliberate Walking?

Adolescents: Overuse/Chronic Sports Injuries

Adolescents: Overuse/Chronic Sports Injuries

Adolescents experience many musculoskeletal, bone and joint problems and injuries caused by overuse and sports during puberty. Deliberate Walking improves injury resistance and promotes healing for the following problems: 

  • Joint pain, stiffness, weakness
  • Overuse/sports/recreational injuries
  • Deformities
    • Flatfoot (pronator)
    • High arched cavus foot (supinator)
  • Fractures
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Traction apophysitis
    • Hip - hamstring origin traction injury
    • Knee - Osgood-Schlatter disease
    • Heel - Sever's disease
See Body section of How it Helps

Adults: Muscle Weakness, Obesity, Imbalance

Adults: Muscle Weakness, Obesity, Imbalance
Adults experience problems with muscle weakness, obesity, and imbalance. These problems are aggravated by the "normal" heel-toe walking gait. Deliberate Walking will improve all of these conditions.

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Imbalance
    • Frequent falling
    • Fear of falling
  • Obesity
    • Painful walking
    • Inability to exercise
See Body section of How it Helps

Fibromyalgia Patients: Global Pain

Fibromyalgia Patients: Global Pain
Fibromyalgia is a condition associated with pain in multiple areas of the body. This condition may be aggravated by "normal" heel-toe walking. Deliberate Walking reduces global pain and the need for pain medication.
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple joint pain
  • Muscle pain
 
See Body section of How it Helps

Osteoporosis Patients: Better Bone Health

Osteoporosis Patients: Better Bone Health
Osteoporosis is a condition defined by reduced bone mineral density. The condition is associated with increased fractures in older adults. "Normal" heel-toe walking may not provide the proper mechanical vibration signal necessary for good bone health. Deliberate Walking creates the proper mechanical vibration signal that promotes adaptation and good bone health.
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
 
 
See Adaption section of How it Helps
 

Pregnant Women: Joint Pain, Back Pain

Pregnant Women: Joint Pain, Back Pain
Pregnancy is associated with a rapid increase in weight and a change in weight distribution. This places increased forces on the spine and joints. "Normal" heel-toe walking increases the magnitude of these forces leading to back, hip, knee, and foot/ankle pain and problems. Deliberate Walking reduces these abnormal forces and pain. 
  • Joint pain
    • Hip pain
    • Knee pain
    • Foot/Ankle pain
  • Back pain
  • Walking imbalance
 
See Body section of How it Helps

Runners & Walkers: Pain, Footwear, Orthotics

Runners & Walkers: Pain, Footwear, Orthotics
People adapt their walking and running to the shoes that they wear. Most of the shoes worn today promote "normal" heel-toe walking and running. This phenomenon is responsible for most of the hip, knee, foot/ankle problems that walkers and runners experience. Deliberate Walking and running can be used to effectively treat and prevent many walking and running injuries.
  • Joint pain
  • Problems with certain shoes
  • Problems with orthotics
 
See Shoes/Footwear/Orthotics section of How it Helps

Surgical Patients: Rehabilitation Before and After Surgery

Surgical Patients: Rehabilitation Before and After Surgery
Deliberate Walking may help to delay or prevent the need for surgery. For those individuals selecting surgery, Deliberate Walking may help to improve your surgical outcome by increasing muscle strength and joint function before and after surgery.
  • Delay or eliminate need for surgery
  • Rehabilitation before surgery
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
 
See Body section of How it Helps