Adapting to Mobility Limitations

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Here is an interesting story about a man living with Parkinson's disease. Diane Loeb, LCSW, describes the ingenious method that one of her more creative clients devised to safely navigate throughout his home, preventing falls.

 Although his Parkinson's limited his mobility, it did not limit his imagination. The client constructed the interior of his house like a treehouse, using many ropes and actual small tree branches. He used his upper limbs to hold the branches as a method to safely navigate inside his home. Instead of ‘furniture surfing’, he uniquely modified his home environment to adapt to his disability. 


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Key words: 
Parkinson's, mobility, falls, fall prevention, independent living