October 2019

Immobility of the body is defined as a state of motionlessness, or near motionlessness, in which a person experiences a significant decrease in the time they spend up and moving.These prolonged periods of non-motion can have detrimental health effects and can increase the risk of falling which can cause further injury.Physiotherapy can be beneficial to those who suffer from immobility and risk of fall. Through assessments, exercises and changes to a person’s environment, physiotherapy can help improve patient confidence and reduce the risk of falling. The Adverse Effects of Immobility When a person’s activity levels decline and they find themselves in a