Needs of bariatric people for mobilty

Needs of bariatric people for mobilty

25/08/2023

Bariatric clients are those with a high body weight, most of whom will also have a diagnosis of obesity. Since 1998, obesity has been recognised as a chronic disease. (1) This results when the body is consuming less energy than it is taking in, causing an imbalance that leads to an accumulation of excess adipose (fat) tissue. Body mass index (BMI) calculates the relationship between a person's height and weight. It is often used as a starting point to determine whether someone is obese, although it may not be fully accurate. (2)

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Justification of a Gemino 30 Rollator in Parkinson's disease

Justification of a Gemino 30 Rollator in Parkinson's disease

07/07/2023

Symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease include stiff muscles (rigor), movement disorders (akinesia, hypokinesia, bradykinesia), uncontrollable tremors and a stooped posture; all contributing towards reduced balance and function. Additional symptoms can include speaking and swallowing difficulties, disturbances in blood pressure, digestion, sleep, and mental impacts including depression and dementia.To address these presentations, a rollator is commonly prescribed for falls prevention and to prevent secondary effects of advanced age, inactivity or previous falls.

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When Is the Right Time to Prescribe a Walking Frame?

When Is the Right Time to Prescribe a Walking Frame?

29/04/2022

As a pediatric physiotherapist, one of the most frequent questions parents ask me is, "Is my child going to walk?" Naturally, it's up there as one of the most emotive topics. The dream of seeing their child take their first steps is something that all parents hope to witness. It's a highly emotive topic for us physiotherapists, too.

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