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What are key mobility functions and why are they important?

What are key mobility functions and why are they important?

Laura Wehrli, PT

Physical Therapist/Supervisor, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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Key mobility functions that I think of after spinal cord injury would be rolling from side to side in bed, sitting up from lying down and the reverse. Being able to manage their lower extremities if they’re not moving on their own, being able to ma... Show More

Key mobility functions that I think of after spinal cord injury would be rolling from side to side in bed, sitting up from lying down and the reverse. Being able to manage their lower extremities if they’re not moving on their own, being able to manage them and move them in bed, as well as into and out of the bed. Being able to transfer—move the body is some way from the bed to the wheelchair, and then propel the wheelchair—as well as negotiate obstacles that would be out in the environment: curbs, stairs, grass, rough terrain, beaches and any place that a person would like to go.

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What are key mobility functions and why are they important?

Laura Wehrli, PT

Physical Therapist/Supervisor, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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Key mobility functions that I think of after spinal cord injury would be rolling from side to side in bed, sitting up from lying down and the reverse. Being able to manage their lower extremities if they’re not moving on their own, being able to manage them and move them in bed, as well as into and out of the bed. Being able to transfer—move the body is some way from the bed to the wheelchair, and then propel the wheelchair—as well as negotiate obstacles that would be out in the environment: curbs, stairs, grass, rough terrain, beaches and any place that a person would like to go.

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