Impaired Mobility

By: Vayanna Kruse

Mobility impairment can include any or all of the following: inability to move about as easily as otherslimited movement of arms or legsdecrease in strength or control of the muscles and bonesabnormal or impaired coordinationmedical condition requiring bed rest

Symptoms

Each depends on the cause

  • body's lack of full range movement
  • fatigue
  • speech
  • vision
  • difficulty controlling mouth for speaking or eating

(there are other types such as a broken arm, that the symptoms will go away)

Causes

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Back disorders
  • Cerebral palsy (damage to brain prior or shortly after birth)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders (degeneration and atrophy of muscle or nerve tissues)
  • Fibromyalgia (constant pain in muscles and ligaments)

Statistics

43 million are disabled

17% of 250 million

1 out of 5 persons are disabled



Treatment

Exercise therapy is most often used, but also some need rest to help rest their muscles. Equipment is used to help support and help to carry on and live a normal life. Encouragement and support is also a main factor for recovery and treatment.

Prevention

Screening and preventative services can be done. Some cannot be prevented.

Citation

"Mobility Impairments." Disability Resources & Educational Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.