Walking Speed- How fast do you walk?

Walking Speed- How fast do you walk?

Slow gait speed is the single best predictor of functional decline and disability in many differing populations. Traffic lights are set at the speed of 1.2m/s – 1.3m/s which is assumed to be the usual adult walking speed. Reduction in baseline walking speed over 1...
Stairs- Don’t fear them, embrace them

Stairs- Don’t fear them, embrace them

Going up and down stairs can be daunting for many people. Lots of people we meet say they can no longer use stairs and have lost the ability to go up/down stairs. As physiotherapists, we want to ensure that our clients are able to go up/down a set of stairs safely. We...