Monitoring movement: detecting impaired mobility

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, December 2010, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2010.4.12.583

Mobility and how to detect movement disorders are explained.

What is it about?

This article focuses on how movement is achieved and problems that can arise which prevent patients doing functional activities successfully.

Why is it important?

Healthcare assistants and associate practitioners can help patients to improve their mobility in many ways.


Mrs Julie I Swann

Impaired mobility can be caused by a range of factors from joint injuries and lethargy to cognitive and sensory problems.

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