Occupational Therapy for Impaired Mobility

Common Difficulties associated with Impaired Mobility

Impaired mobility can present various challenges for individuals, impacting their ability to move and perform daily activities. Here are some common difficulties associated with impaired mobility:

Access and Navigation


Home Environment

Social Isolation

Employment Challenges

Medical and Healthcare Access

Recreation and Leisure

Assistive Technology and Devices

Psychosocial Impact

How can Occupational Therapy help?

Occupational therapy (OT) plays a crucial role in helping individuals with impaired mobility regain independence and improve their ability to perform daily activities. Here are some ways in which occupational therapy can assist individuals with impaired mobility:

Assessment of Functional Abilities

Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Devices

Environmental Modifications

Strength and Endurance Training

Task-Specific Training

Joint Protection Techniques

Balance and Coordination Training

Pain Management

Education and Counseling

Community Reintegration