Mobility Nvq 3

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Provide support for mobility Outcome 1 1.1 Mobility is defined as; -Being able to move or be moved freely and easily -The ability to move physically -The ability to move a part of the body 1.2 No matter of an individual’s age, level of disability or infirmity it is important that everyone maintains some level of exercise. There are a vast range of disabilities and conditions which can result in mobility difficulties. Some of the most common on-going or permanent conditions result from muscular and skeletal disabilities from on-going medical conditions which affect mobility. Some examples of disabilities and conditions which can have an impact on mobility are: Back and neck problems, accidents or injury leading to long term disability, arthritis and any other condition affecting the joints, dementia, amputation, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, partial or total paralysis, cerebral palsy and head injury. Other conditions such as respiratory and cardiac diseases, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer and AIDS can all have an impact on co-ordination, dexterity, strength, speed and stamina. There are a vast range of health conditions which can be improved by mobility. For individuals who are asthmatic or with chest problems, exercise can expand airways to make breathing easier. 1.3 When an individual loses their mobility they tend to lose confidence. They start to think of themselves as someone useless who isn't worth much and their start to have all sorts of pessimistic thoughts. They may not want to go out as much anymore because they feel as if the whole world is pitying them and that causes their self-esteem to go lower. It is very important to let them know they still have some independence. We can help when needed but it is best to let them take control of what they want to do, that way they don't feel depressed. However, every person will react to a situation

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