Assisted Mobility

ASSISTED MOBILITY

 

We created this Assisted Mobility course because the health benefits of movement are compelling, and we believe in making these benefits more accessible to you.

We understand that physical instability can limit your capacity for movement. Furthermore, we recognise that when people do not receive the input they need their rehabilitation efforts may stall or fail altogether. Unfortunately, this can lead to persistent inactivity or sedentariness – which impact negatively on us psychologically and physiologically, and eventually increase fall risk.

This MESHWORK Assisted Mobility course incorporates the strategies and practices that we employ with patients and students. The following list includes some of the clinical scenarios where we have found these practices and strategies effective:

– a history of falls
– general de-conditioning
– vertigo and dizziness
– lower limb tendon and ligament injuries
– osteoarthritis of the hips, knee and feet
– arthroscopic or open ankle and knee surgery
– total hip and knee replacement
– disc injuries causing lower limb muscle weakness
– peripheral neuropathy
– cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
– Parkinson’s disease
– multiple sclerosis
– multiple systems atrophy
– myasthenia gravis

This Assisted Mobility course is intended to increase your capacity for safe, reliable and better integrated movement – which will enable you to build strength, mobility and a greater capacity for movement — a virtuous cycle! To achieve this objective we have incorporated the use of various mobility aids including domestic surfaces and objects, alpine walking sticks, microbands and powerbands.

Some physical therapists and patients perceive mobility aids as problematic – they believe that using mobility aids creates dependency. This view is shortsighted and does not reflect the true value and purpose of mobility aids or an understanding of physiological change. In this Assisted Mobility course, mobility aids are used while strengthening the body in a supportive way – so that you may feel more capable and confident in the way you move.

It is critical that you enjoy safe, regular and predictable movement in order to engage the body more fully. By using mobility aids intelligently we directly reduce the risks associated with instability, this allows the body to feel safe and supported, which makes exercising more accessible, pleasurable and efficient.

We hope you enjoy the psychological and physiological benefits that come with an increase in the quality of and capacity for integrated movement.

 

IT WOULD TYPICALLY REQUIRE MONTHS OF CLINICAL TREATMENT TO COVER THE VOLUME OF MATERIAL INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE:

 

clinically proven approach
essential therapeutic concepts
supported by extensive research
instructional videos
cost effective

 

MESHWORK courses and services are not medical, neurological or orthopaedic diagnosis or treatment and do not take the place of appropriate medical examination. MESHWORK does not offer payment plans or refunds for our courses or services. For further details please read our Terms & Conditions.

 

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MESHWORK COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYBODY, HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC CONCERNS, LIMITATIONS, INJURIES AND/OR A MEDICAL CONDITION WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSIDER ACCESSING OUR BODY READING SERVICE FIRST.

 


 

PREVIEW ASSISTED MOBILITY

These introductory videos are from our MESHWORK Assisted Mobility course. They have been included here to give you a sense of what to expect from this course.

 

 

 


 

IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR YOU

 

BODY READING

This expert survey can provide insight into movement and postural pattens effecting your mobility and stability. A personalised course recommendation is included with every Body Reading.

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