Having the ability to move about freely is something that we often take for granted. Suffering from restricted mobility is often painful and can disrupt your ability to carry out daily routines, leaving you feeling as though you have been stripped of your independence. The condition can make simple day-to-day activities seem like a challenge – even moving from a sitting position to a standing posture can feel like a strenuous task.
Suffering from a limited range in movement can occur in all ages and levels of health, although it is more commonly associated with old age. A lack of mobility can be caused by a number of health ailments and disabilities, including poor blood circulation and oedema, as well as more severe conditions such as sciatica, arthritis, back pain and spinal disorders. Physical injury, aging, poor posture and general strains can also contribute to restricted mobility.
Mobility problems can take the form of aching muscles, stiff joints and limbs, fatigue, swollen legs and ankles, and some circumstances, the complete loss of functional movement in a particular area.
Preventing mobility restriction
Although mobility problems that are related to health conditions can not always be prevented, there are a number of self-help remedies that can assist in minimising the likelihood of developing symptoms.
Undertaking regular exercise such as walking and swimming can help improve your physical condition and strengthen your muscles to reduce the risk of impairment. Therapeutic exercises such as pilates and yoga can improve core strength and elongate your muscles to increase flexibility. You should also take care to avoid any strenuous activities such as heavy lifting that have the potential to over-strain your body and put you in risk of impairing your mobility.
Investing in a high-quality mattress that accepts weight and alleviates the pressure from vulnerable areas whilst you sleep can help stave off the threat of developing stiff limbs and joints that may lead to more serious mobility disorders.
Dealing with mobility problems
Mobility restrictions can often be restored over time without the need of medical assistance, but for the more severe cases, there are a number of treatments that can help speed the process of recovery along. Mobility equipment such as walking frames and wheelchairs can allow you to gain a wider scope of movement, whilst special mobility beds and chairs can help make life that little bit easier by alleviating painful movement that may worsen your condition.
A doctor can help diagnose the causes of your mobility problems and provide you with prescribed medication to treat painful symptoms. Many people turn to manual therapy to help aid mobility restrictions, particularly physiotherapy and Osteopathy. Manual therapy often involves gentle exercises to help build up your physical strength with the aim of restoring full movement. Various massage systems can also help restore mobility by stretching and manipulating the body’s soft tissues.
Therapeutic self-help remedies such as going for a walk or performing gentle mobility exercises can easily be incorporated into your daily routine to help increase flexibility, improve general wellbeing and help you regain a sense of independence.
With the aid of the revolutionary pocket sprung technology, our innovative Airflow® Orthopaedic mattress can help relieve the aches and pains association with mobility limitations and promote relaxation. Our Airflow® mattress has a top layer of Visco elastic memory foam that moulds around your body, accepting body weight and alleviating the pressure from vulnerable areas.
If you suffer from restricted mobility, getting into, and out of, bed can prove to be more difficult than it should be. An adjustable mobility bed can help soothe your aches and pains whilst allowing you to alter your position with ease and maintain a comfortable sleeping posture that suits you. Many of our beds are fitted with our innovative Easy Reach technology that allows you to keep your head next to the headboard whilst the bed adjusts itself to ensure that your bedside table is never far from hand.
Each of our riser recliner chairs are designed with mobility restrictions in mind, with easy-to-use features that can assist you on the journey towards rediscovering your independence and ensuring minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities. Many of our mobility recliner chairs are equipped with our innovative Auto Lift feature that helps you comfortably move from a sitting position to a standing posture within seconds, and vice versa.
NHC Cyclo-Therapy treatment
Both our mobility beds and chairs feature our built-in NHC Cyclo therapy technology that can enhance your freedom of movement whilst promoting a relaxing experience. Our vibrating massage therapy is medically-proven to aid both mild and severe health ailments associated with mobility problems, including, sciatica, arthritis, back pain and spinal disorders.
With a variety of vibration settings available, you can choose between a gentle massage to relieve your aches and strains, or a higher level that will increase your pain threshold.
We are here to help
At Adjustamatic, we offer a variety of products and services that cater for the mobility needs of all ages: from reclining massage chairs to orthopedic adjustable beds, our products can help alleviate the stress associated with restricted movement and help improve your everyday life. For more information on our range of mobility products, please do not hesitate to call us and speak to one of our experts, or browse our website for further details.