Walking backwards has been used in therapy to improve balance and gait. There has not been any systematic investigation into the effectiveness or safety of walking backwards. We present two cases in which walking backwards during physical therapy resulted in a fall and considerable morbidity. The only clear indication for treatment by walking backwards should be a task-specific need to do so, and only then if adequate safety can be assured.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
- Physical Therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation