Tag Archives: Mobility

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »

Mobility is great. Hypermobility, not so much

You might have heard those incredibly flexible people like gymnasts and dancers describe themselves as double-jointed. While a person’s flexibility peaks in childhood and can vary from joint to joint, there are some people who encounter flexibility in multiple joints along with pain. This is known as hypermobility syndrome. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Marcus Chia said… Read More »