Functional Mobility

“Enhance Your Movement & Unlock Pain-Free Living with Functional Mobility!”

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


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.

We Have Over 180+ Google Reviews

Cyrus SettineriCyrus Settineri
22:54 04 Dec 23
Dr Sharon was diligent in dealing with my back and neck issues. She increased my mobility tremendously and the home exercises she gave me did wonders for my golf game and general health. I want to continue a program to increase my mobility even more and enjoy the benefits of painless activities. Her program has done wonders
Nancy SvecNancy Svec
15:12 24 Aug 23
Cindy SpangenbergCindy Spangenberg
22:35 19 Jul 23
Dr Scott Gray and staff are amazing, I could not put my arm behind my back.( frozen shoulder) with a few sessions of therapy also teaching me how to take care of it at home , I am good as new .Love this place:) Everyone is courteous, professional and very knowledgeable.
Steven KlauberSteven Klauber
15:32 30 Mar 23
In September 2022 I had a complex shoulder surgery and began a regimen of physical therapy with Dr. Sharon Sims of Back in Motion here in Verandah. I can only say that today I’m in better physical shape then I’ve been in years. By following her treatment plan I’m able to play “pain free golf” a couple of time a week and participate in fitness activities -- pickleball is next on my list. It wasn’t easy, requiring a lot of work, but it paid off. Thanks Dr. Sharon.I have been seeing Dr. Sharon for a few weeks. After the 2nd visit the severe lower back pain was alleviated. So much so that I have been able to resume golf with much better swing ( although that's not saying much LoL).If you need physical therapy this is the place and she is the right doctor.Be prepared to work hard. If you follow directions you'll be satisfied.
Pat PomPat Pom
20:00 02 Feb 23
Lorri AlbrechtLorri Albrecht
21:11 04 Jan 23
Dr. Sharon is a miracle worker! I ended up with nerve damage after a partial knee replacement and was very slow to recover. Dr. Sharon kept me motivated even though I was not seeing immediate improvement. I kept at it and she has helped me build back my quad strength and range of motion. She noticed I also had some back issues and the orthopedic inserts she recommended for me are really alleviating my back pain and helping me with my gait. I also tried dry needling and that also helped relieve pain and helped with my range of motion. My surgeon said it could take up to a year for my nerves to regenerate and I plan on continuing to see Dr. Sharon until I reach my goal of walking without a limp and being able to resume an active lifestyle. Dr. Sharon was able to adapt exercises so that I could feel that I was improving and her vast experience in the field was obvious. I strongly recommend Dr. Sharon for both flexibility and pain treatment as well as post operative care. She is the best!
Karl SchmittKarl Schmitt
16:25 01 Dec 22
Sharon is an excellent physical therapist, highly competent, professional and personable! She has been helping me with both my shoulder and my back. I am now comfortably walking, doing the elliptical and biking, and will be golfing and playing pickleball soon. Thanks so much!
P VandegriffP Vandegriff
21:25 10 Sep 22
I attended an arthritis discovery seminar by Dr. Sharon Sims and found it very informative. I booked my first appointment for an evaluation and the office staff made the process extremely easy and more importantly, efficient! Dr. Sharon's diagnosis was thorough and a treatment plan immediately put into place and future appointments booked. I feel much better after just 4 appointments. Thank you, Dr. Sharon and Back in Motion! Highly recommend!
gary reichgary reich
14:49 05 Mar 22
I suffered a stroke in early October 2021. The stroke mostly resulted in numbness and loss of sensory perception on my left side. However, Dr. Sharon pointed out that it also involved some loss of some motor skills along with a weakened sense of balance.Dr. Sharon has been working with me not only in strengthening my left side but also increasing my sense of balance which has definitely improved over the last several weeks. My golf game has also improved as a result of the therapy.Dr. Sharon’s diagnostic and evaluation skills are exceptional along with her ability to arrive at a treatment plan that has reduced some of the damage from my stroke. I highly recommend Dr. Sharon and am thankful for the physical therapy which she has provided.Thanks,Gary C. Reich D.D.S. ( retired)

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