Mo­bil­ity aids key to stay­ing ac­tive

Southern Telegraph - - Health, Wellbeing, Fitness & Beauty -

As mo­bil­ity lim­i­ta­tion be­comes one of the big­gest dis­abil­i­ties faced by the el­derly pop­u­la­tion, Phar­macy 777 Shoal­wa­ter is of­fer­ing a range of aids to help peo­ple con­tinue mov­ing.

Phar­ma­cist Sam Af­sar said a lack of mo­bil­ity could lead to de­creased in­de­pen­dence, which would neg­a­tively af­fect day-to-day liv­ing.

“Mo­bil­ity lim­i­ta­tion as a re­sult of things like hip surgery or knee re­con­struc­tion can make a big dif­fer­ence in life­style and ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

“Pa­tients need sup­port to keep be­ing mo­bile to not lose their day-to-day qual­ity of life.”

Hav­ing re­cently launched its sup­ply of mo­bil­ity prod­ucts, Mr Af­sar said pa­tients would ben­e­fit from buy­ing or hir­ing the newly avail­able equip­ment.

“We have aids to help you in the shower, with your move­ment and even with post-in­jury con­cerns,” he said.

“Rol­la­tors and walk­ing sticks are also im­por­tant tools that pre­vent falls, which can be es­pe­cially se­ri­ous in el­derly peo­ple with frag­ile bones.”

Mr Af­sar en­cour­aged pa­tients to speak to their gen­eral prac­ti­tioner, phys­io­ther­a­pist and oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist about lim­i­ta­tion of move­ments. “Ex­er­cise and aids can be used to im­prove the over­all mus­cle health and tone to im­prove life­style stan­dards,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about mo­bil­ity lim­i­ta­tion and the prod­ucts avail­able at Phar­macy 777 Shoal­wa­ter, phone 9528 7755.

Phar­ma­cist Sam Af­sar has a range of mo­bil­ity prod­ucts to buy or hire.

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