Immobility spells trouble for any age group, but is especially dangerous for older adults and individuals with chronic illnesses. Many conditions can affect a person’s ability to move. Regardless of the cause of immobility, the result is significant physical changes to a person’s body. These changes further limit a person’s ability to move creating a vicious cycle. However, you can take steps to stop this vicious cycle and improve the person’s health status and quality of life. In this course, you will learn common conditions that cause immobility, the effects immobility has on the body, and the steps you can take to minimize these effects.