Reduced mobility and general mobility problems can make daily life a struggle. This is because having difficulty with work or daily activities can reduce your confidence and independence. Mobility problems can also lead to accidents such as trips or falls, making your situation even worse. For these reasons, it is important to see a physiotherapist to get advice on mobility care, treatments and solutions – as there a number of ways we can help you.
What Causes Mobility Problems?
Reduced mobility can affect anyone and can be a result of an injury, an infection, an operation or a disease. In general, mobility problems tend to be more common amongst elderly people. This is because wear and tear of the joints, muscle weaknesses, arthritis and reduced balance are all associated with the ageing process. Older people are also more likely to suffer from neurological conditions such as stroke and parkinsons disease. Neurological conditions like these can cause paralysis, weakness, a loss of balance, tremors, slowness of movement and difficulty walking. These symptoms can be distressing and difficult to manage, but help is available.
Reduced Mobility – Care & Treatment
Your physiotherapist will be able to advise you on the best type of mobility care for your needs. They may recommend mobility solutions, such as mobility aids or adaptations to your home. They may also give you rehabilitation exercises to suit your condition and physical fitness. Your rehabilitation exercises can help you to regain strength, balance and confidence.
Seeking treatment and advice early on can help prevent further complications, such as falls or accidents, which can lead to further mobility problems. In this way, effective mobility care benefits not only the patient but also the people helping to look after them, such as carers or family members.
If you are concerned about your mobility, please contact us to book an appointment with a physiotherapist. We can treat you in our fully accessible clinic or in your own home.