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Turn 15 Gait Challenges Into 2,400 Possible Gait Exercises

Below is a list of 15 gait challenges you can mix, match, and combine to create 2,400 different gait exercises (see video for more information):

  1. Gait - Forward
  2. Gait - Side Steps
  3. Gait - Back Steps
  4. Gait - Cross-Over Steps
  5. Gait - High Steps
  6. Gait + Head Movements (Tilts or Turns)
  7. Gait + Eyes Closed
  8. Gait + Soft Surface
  9. Gait + Resistance
  10. Gait On Slope
  11. Carrying Stable Object
  12. Gait Around Obstacles
  13. Gait On Obstacles
  14. Gait Over Obstacles
  15. Gait Under Obstacles

About the Author: Shane Haas is a Physical Therapist with 20+ years of experience in the area of balance rehabilitation. He currently serves as Director of Rehabilitation at New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in New Braunfels, TX. He is also President and co-founder of ADL 365 Inc. (, a company that invents, tests, and makes exercise products by therapists for therapists. Shane can be reached at