1) Mobility means being able to move or be moved freely. Individuals with disabilities or deformities may have restricted mobility as some parts of their body may not being able to move freely
2) Many health conditions can affect mobility, from physical deformities to neurological conditions. Somebody that is unable to physically move their arms or legs due a disability such as juvenile arthritis will have restricted mobility, where they may not be able to carry out day to day tasks and may need assistance. Multiple Sclerosis can affect a number of functions that would ultimately affect mobility, changes in vision could make it difficult to navigate an space safely and effectively, where muscle weakness would make it more difficult to walk. If an individual has suffered from a stroke they may have restricted mobility in the affected side of their body, they may be unable to stand or to balance and may have difficulty moving their arm/hand to carry out day to day tasks.
3) If an individual is unable to carry out tasks due to a lack of mobility they may as a result suffer from low self-esteem and feel frustrated with their self for not being able to carry out a particular task. They may be unable to do things when they wish and may have to wait for support or help from a family member or carer.
4) Being able to maintain mobility will have a positive effect on an individual’s wellbeing and well as possibly help improve their physical condition. Maintaining and improving mobility helps the body keep healthy. Movement improves the cardiovascular system, which controls breathing and the circulation of blood.