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functional mobility

The ability to move from one place to another to complete an activity or task.
See also: mobility
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Measurement of Functional Mobility. Functional mobility was assessed using the 8-foot timed up and go (TUG) test [18-20].
We found introducing subjects who experienced a recent episode of stroke to virtual reality balance related games within their rehabilitation programme which resulted in 33% more recovery of functional mobility (a.k.a.
Outcomes: The patient demonstrated increased flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, functional mobility, and quality of life.
A strong correlation exists between the AMP-B and the 6MWT, allowing us to predict those with higher scores on the AMP-B will have greater overall functional mobility. The AMP was previously validated as a predictive tool of 6MWT performance.
With these programs--the Wheelchair Clinic, Positioning Program, Fitness Track, Functional Mobility and Restraint Alternatives--emphasis has been placed on improving the patient's motor functioning and coordination, strengthening muscle groups and improving physical health.
We found no differences in their perceived ability to perform activities as per the PEQ-13 and LCI-5, functional mobility as per the 6MWT, and steps/day and daily activity as per the SAM, when comparing baseline, after initial standardized prosthetic gait training, and after fitting with the four different prosthetic feet.
This article explores, from the author's experience, key conditions that influence functional mobility and how these limitations affect the safety of older adults.
A therapist can evaluate your needs to determine appropriate interventions that ensure continued functional mobility and independence in ADL.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on functional mobility and oxygen metabolism in veterans with IPF.
Tests and Measures: On POD 1, the initial physical therapy examination revealed that the patient was significantly limited in functional mobility, i.e., bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation.
Gait re-education for patients requiring mechanical ventilation in ICU is the link between bed rest and the ability to bear weight, walk, and improve functional mobility. Suggestions for devices to assist in ambulation are available, (10,11,12) but a standard of care to guide practice for such patients does not exist.
Perhaps a nationally recognized "functional mobility evaluation" could be developed to differentiate requirements.

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