Mobility insights and practical strategies
Contribute to the overall well-being of your patients or clients
As crucial members of the healthcare community, professionals like doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and caregivers play a pivotal role in improving patients' overall well-being. By providing practical tips, adaptive techniques, and supportive resources, healthcare professionals can enhance their ability to create a safe environment for their patients or clients and guide them towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Walking outdoors: tools for the kit bag
Going out for a walk when living with Parkinson’s Disease, and indeed without, is an activity with many health benefits and is an excellent, free exercise which helps to remain living active and fulfilling lives. More specific to Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions, is the importance of the preparation – deciding the tools to take along. Whether getting ready for an amble or a wander, with pace or to potter, what we take with us is key in ensuring we reap those benefits to our health… But why?
Prescribing stable rollators
Rollators are designed to assist people who require additional support while walking, aiming to supplement their level of mobility to maintain or increase independence. However, there are rollators of inferior quality that pose risks to the users. It is therefore important for healthcare professionals to guide their patients towards good quality mobility aids. This article provides insights and tools to consider when prescribing rollators.
Falling and the rhythm of life
Our world is filled with rhythm and flow, from circadian, to the pulsing of blood pumping through our veins, the thrumming of cars and planes journeying people to who knows where, or the gentle lapping of the tidal waves. You see there is cadence in all aspects of living, so why do we occasionally feel thrown off our own rhythm of life and what can we do about it?
A feeling of being a little off kilter can often occur following an alarming event such as a fall or indeed from the fear of falling itself. Perhaps this may be contributing to disruption of daily routines, or sleep and physical health problems which are becoming challenging.
Daily life activities
How the modern world helps shape independence
Go back only a few decades and life was quite different from what it is today. Community was thought of in a much smaller, close-knit way. This generally included our immediate neighbourhood, family, good friends, work colleagues, shopkeepers and perhaps whoever popped a newspaper through the door each week. However with the fullness of time, the world and technology have evolved quite a bit. With developments in travel, industry, employment, and healthcare, the modern world now sees this sense of community span worldwide with access and opportunities aplenty.