Providing Support with Mobility
What Does Mobility Mean?
Mobility means, having the ability to move freely around ones environment.
What Different Health Conditions Can Affect And Be Affected By Mobility?
There are many health conditions that can affect an individual’s, such as well known ones such as a visual impairment, arthritis and on to others such as:
Fibromyalgia – This condition causes individuals to have aching muscles all over often leaving them in quite a lot of pain, and many fatigued by the simplest of movements.
Cerebral Palsy – This condition can effect and individuals posture, movement and co-ordination.
However there are also health conditions that can be affected by mobility such as respiratory and cardiac problems which can be severely affected by a person’s mobility.
How Can Reduced Mobility Affect An Individual’s Well Being?
Reduced mobility can affect a individuals well being in many ways such as,
Physical- Lack of physical activity in older individuals can lead to, loss of muscle mass, loss of bone density and increase in body fat. This can result in many negative health outcomes for the individual e.g. not being able to get fresh food, Medical care required this situation has the potential to end in a premature death.
Mental - Restricted mobility can result in isolation and loss of social ties, this can lead to depression and again have serious effects on an individuals health.
Ultimately reduced mobility can have very dangerous and negative affect on a individual if the situation isn’t addressed in the correct manner for the benefit of the individual.
What Are The Benefits Of Maintaining And Improving Mobility?
There are many benefits of maintaining and improving an individual’s mobility such as:
Remaining Fit- Decreases the likelihood of obesity and improves an individual’s chances as staying healthy.
Limits Dependence- The individual is able to go about normal day activities without having to rely on