How can a GP help someone with mobility problems?
How your GP or health professional can help
- finding out what may be causing the fall (for example medication you’re taking)
- checking your muscle strength and balance, and recommending exercises to improve any issues.
- recommending equipment that may help you (such as grab rails)
What types of mobility aids are available?
- Canes or walking sticks (note – The distal tip of canes and crutches should have a rubber ferrule to prevent the walking aid from slipping, with some ferrules being depressed to form a vacuum when it comes into contact with the ground.
What can help mobility?
Ankle mobility. Good ankle mobility contributes to better balance, fewer falls, and better performance during activities like squats and deadlifts.
What type of doctor helps with mobility?
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a specialty of medicine practiced by physicians known as physiatrists. It is also known as Rehabilitation Medicine or Rehabilitative Medicine.
What are examples of walking aids?
7 Types of Walking Mobility Aids for Elderly People
- Canes. Canes are perhaps the most common and standard type of walking aid a senior is likely to use.
- Knee Scooters.
- Mobility Scooters.
Where should walking aids not be used?
Walking equipment should not be used in wet floor areas. If you need to access a wet room or shower area, ask the advice of an occupational therapist. It is safer to install grab rails in the bathroom. Footwears should be well fitted, secure on your feet and supportive as you walk.
How can seniors improve mobility?
Here are 5 ways to improve mobility in elderly men and women, and they don’t even require a personal trainer!
- Exercise & Stay Active.
- Join an Assisted Living Community.
- Maintain a Healthy Weight.
- Stretch Regularly.
- Be Extra Careful.
Where can I get help for HIV / AIDS?
Medical services for people living with HIV/AIDS, mobile testing and counseling for HIV and STDs, testing and counseling for HIV at Out of the Closet Thrift Stores and hospice care.
Is there an AIDS service organization in Alabama?
AIDS Alabama South is the only AIDS Service Organization providing essential life-sustaining services to those we serve across 12 counties and 12,545 square miles of Southwest Alabama. We’re working towards a day in which people living with HIV will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
Where can I find mobile life support services?
Welcome to the Mobile Life Support Services Inc. website. Welcome to the Mobile Life Support Services Inc. website.
Who are the local area contractors for AIDS?
Local area contractors are Aid for AIDS and APLA. A coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.