Impaired Physical Mobility:
Limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities.
A modification in movement or mobility can either be a transient, recurring or more permanent dilemma. And when it occurs, it becomes a complex health care problem that involves many different members of the health care team. In fact, some degree of immobility is very common in most conditions such as stroke, leg fracture, multiple sclerosis, trauma, and morbid obesity. The incidence of the disease and disability continues to expand with the longer life expectancy for most Americans. In most cases, even if clients are discharged from the hospital earlier than expected, they are transferred to rehabilitation facilities or sent home for physical therapy.