What do you do when you need to learn to walk again? You talk with a physical therapist. After a surgery or significant injury, it may be required that you need to relearn how to properly walk. “I didn’t know walking was so complex” is a common phrase we hear. It is second nature for us as physical therapists to see your abnormalities with your gait. However, the patient often has no idea what they might be doing to compensate for pain or they may also have a hard time learning to use crutches, a cane, or a walker. Under the guidance of a skilled physical therapist, this complex task can return to being second nature to you. By breaking down walking into simple parts and then slowly combining these parts together, you will be back to putting on the miles in no time.