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Mobility

Mobility

  • Mobility means movement
  • The return of movement varies from person to person
  • There are different ways of moving around after stroke

 

Walking

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  • If you can stand and balance you might be able to walk
  • Your physiotherapist advises you if you need a walking stick or walking frame
  • You might need a brace or splint to help you walk better
  • Do not wear slippers, or high heel shoes for walking
  • Wear comfortable well-fitting shoes for walking

 

Wheelchairs

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  • A wheelchair may help you get around
  • Different wheelchairs suit different people
  • Ask your physiotherapist or occupational therapist about this
  • A motorised wheelchair is not good if you have problems with your vision

Hoisting

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  • A hoist helps someone else move you
  • You might need a hoist if you find it difficult to sit or stand
  • A hoist helps you to move from bed to a chair or chair to the toilet
  • A hoist is safe for you and your carer
  • Moving without a hoist might hurt your shoulder and / or hurt your carer’s back or neck

 
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