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The Mobility Forum:
« on: July 18, 2010, 05:19:30 AM »

Movement is life.

Movement drives the skeletal muscle pump that helps return blood from the furthest reaches of the body.

Motion is life.

Motion helps equalize pressure around the joints, promoting comfort and improving joint function.

Mobilization is life.

Mobilization generates impact, changing laminar flows within the body to non-laminar flows which help prevent stasis of viscous fluids in pulmonary and circulatory paths.

Movement is life.

Movement allows us to reposition the body - moving the point of maximal pressure from one part of the body surface to another and maintaining healthy perfusion to all our tissue.

Motion is life.

Motion moves us from where we are to where we dream of being, turning yesterdays vision into todays reality and tomrorrows memories.

Mobility is life.

Mobility creates change in the curves and angles of the body, pleasing the eye, troubling the mind, raising us above the mundane and stretching creation before us.

Movement is life.

Movement carries us forward as we bury our past, casting anchors in the ocean of time, connecting us to our future.

Motion is life.

Motion -
Copyright 2010 - David M. Graham
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Ok, not everyone waxes poetic over mobility.  But there can be no doubt that mobility is a critical need in our lives.  So, the Independent Living forums is establishing this forum as a place to discuss impaired mobility and the ways and means we use to deal with it. 
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Re: The Mobility Forum:
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 08:45:20 PM »

The hardest issue involved in mobility (in my opinion) is client frustration.  From the client who cannot speak, to the most calm, friendly person you'll ever deal with, that lack of control can really get to someone.  I know using the wheelchair lift was always a source of anxiety for some of my clients.  They didn't like the lack of control.  If we could put that activity more into their hands, I think it would help a lot. 
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Re: The Mobility Forum:
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 07:39:48 PM »

We actually had a huge problem with frustration at my center last year.  A client was really uncomfortable getting into the wheelchair accessible vehicles, so he would move around a lot during the process.  Instead of talking to him, the staff would just try to hurry the process along.  Of course this caused an accident. Lots of upset facebook statuses
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