Functional Mobility

“Discover How You Can Enhance Your Mobility & Live-Pain Free”

What is Functional Mobility?

Why Does Having Mobility Matter?

Common Problems That Occur Without the Necessary Mobility

Our Approach to Enhancing Your Functional Mobility

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Did you hear of Back In Motion from a friend or a physician? Scroll down and learn all the different ways we can help you get back in motion.

Injured in Pain or Unsure of What to Do

Suffering from an injury or being in pain can be extremely frustrating. Our team of experts can quickly pinpoint what’s going on and help you get back to your active lifestyle quickly.

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Have you been told surgery is your only option or that nothing can be done? We hear this all the time and would love to see if we can help you.

What is Functional Mobility?

Do you notice that you struggle with everyday tasks such as sitting up in a chair or getting out of bed without assistance? There’s a term for that. The ability a person has to navigate their environment (including their workplace and their home) is referred to as “functional mobility.” Functional mobility can include sitting down, walking, standing up, or moving around while lying down in bed.

There are three kinds of functional mobility; transfers, bed mobility, and ambulation. Transfers refer to the act of moving from one place to another. Bed mobility refers to lying down or rolling over. Ambulation is a person’s ability to walk.

If you’re dealing with functional mobility issues, contact Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL for assistance. Our licensed physical therapists are available to assess your condition and help you get back to navigating life as you normally would.

Common Conditions That Functional Mobility Therapy Can Help With

Lower Back & Sciatica

Sports Medicine & Injuries

Neck Pain & Stiffness

Shoulder & Rotator Cuff

Knee Pain

Foot, Ankle, & Plantar Fasciitis

Hip Pain & Post Surgery


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  • Gain valuable insights into the root causes of your pain and discover effective strategies to address them
  • Avoid common mistakes made by patients and ensure a complete recovery
  • Regain control of your life, even when others have told you that nothing can be done
  • Learn more about our approach the Gray Method to address the most common MSK disorders.

How Exactly Does Functional Mobilty Work?

The amount of assistance you might need to move around all depends on your condition, pain symptoms (if any), injuries you might have sustained, or disorders. There are different levels of assistance.

Independent – You can safely perform tasks on your own.

Dependent – Another person or an assistive device must support your mobility.

Maximal Assistance – Assisting device or person performs 75% of the work.

Moderate Assistance – You perform 50% of the work, assistive device or person assumes the other 50%.

Minimal Assistance – You perform 75% of the work and the assisting person or device assumes the other 25%.

Contact Guard Assistance – The person assisting you only uses their hands to steady you during a task but provides no other assistance.

Stand-by Assistance – The person assisting you does not touch you, only watches to make sure you don’t need help.

At Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort MyersCape Coral & Estero, FL, our licensed physical therapists can help improve your mobility and make sure you’re able to move around safely. Your physical therapist will work with you to learn strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises, and improve your range of motion.

Every patient’s condition is different, so your Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapist will assess your mobility levels to create the best possible treatment plan for you.

Get in Contact With Us Today About Functional Mobility

If you have suffered from an injury that has affected your overall mobility, now is the time to do something about it. Contact Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL for more information on how one of our physical therapists can help you get your health back on track.

If you’re not quite ready to book an appointment but have unanswered questions about whether our services are right for you, we’d love to talk to you over the phone or in person. We call it our Free Discovery Visit. It could be that you also don’t know if we can help you, or maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past.

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