Gait is the ability to walk, so Gait training simply refers to training to walk. Such therapy is often necessary following a severe injury (Spinal Cord or Traumatic Brain Injury) or illness (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Stroke, Transverse Myelitis, etc) because these conditions damage the nerve cells and can prevent signals from the brain to the muscles. They can also disrupt the signals that do reach the muscles, making the muscles “jump” on their own. Therefore, a patient can experience weakness and spasticity in the feet, legs, hips, and trunk, as well as in the hands and arms. Losing the ability to move freely is very difficult not only physically but also emotionally for people. Being told “you will never walk again” can be devastating not on the patient, their family members, friends and co-workers alike.