• Cindy Davis

Move Under Your Own Power

Moving around your home or out and about is the fifth activity of daily living (“ADL”).


#5 ADL - Movement and Transfers

How well do you make transfers from one place to another in your home and the community?


To gauge mobility, observe one’s ability to:

  • Get in and out of bed, a chair, a car, and a wheelchair,

  • Move to new location by walking, using a cane or walker, or wheelchair, and

  • Climb stairs and step on or off a curb.

A lack of mobility may result from:

  • Arthritis, tendonitis, or leg injuries,

  • Nervous system disorders including stroke and cerebral palsy,

  • Medications and inner ear infections that may impact balance, and

  • Decreasing physical strength and muscle atrophy.