Mobility Problems

Mobility problems

There are many ways people can lose the ability to walk, to hold an object in their hand, or perform the tasks of daily living. Spinal cord injury, stroke, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and peripheral nerve injury are some of the most common causes of irreversible neurological damage affecting movement and function. Osteoarthritis is an increasingly common condition, often involving neuromuscular factors, which severely limits mobility in its advanced stages.

Tens of thousands of Atlantic Canadians have lost basic abilities and independence due to these conditions, which take an enormous physical, emotional, psychological, social and economic toll on themselves, their families and society as a whole: