Mobility Issues P1

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  • Mobility Issues
    • Age range
      • Typically diagnosed in people above 65 years old
      • Some mobility issues can affect people as young as 30
      • Mobility typically worsens as a person ages
      • Mobility issues can include a range of different conditions or reasons
        • Muscle weakness
        • Joint problems
        • Pain diseases
        • Neurological difficulties
        • Accidents or falls
      • They can range from mild to severe depending on how many issues there are or the person as an individual
    • Treatments
      • Physical therapies
        • Used as a defence against worsening issues
        • Treatment plans should be made by physiotherapists
        • To allow for people with mobility issues to live as independently as they can
        • To improve their mobility
        • To be confident in their mobility
        • Strengthen muscles and prevent stiff joints
          • These are achieved through personalised plans and exercises for each individual
      • Occupational therapies/ aids provided
        • Walking aids
          • Walking frames
          • Walking sticks
      • Pain management
        • Medications
        • Home remedies
      • Frequent physical activity
        • Can be tailored to the individuals preferences
      • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
        • For specialist care
      • Education
        • Individuals can have a better understanding of what is happening and the best advice can begiven
    • Health and social care staff involved in care
      • Physiotherapist
      • Orthopaedic doctors
      • Orthopaedic nurses
        • Specialist nurses
      • Geriatricians
      • Occupational therapists
      • Support worker
      • Domiciliary care assistants


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