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the degree to which a FACTOR OF PRODUCTION is willing or able to move between different locations or uses. Of the three factors of production, i.e. NATURAL RESOURCES (land), LABOUR and CAPITAL, land is geographically immobile, but not necessarily the uses to which it can be put, for example, industry or agriculture. Labour is both geographically and occupationally mobile but is not necessarily willing to move to another location or retrain for another occupation. Capital (in the form of plant and machinery) is frequently relatively immobile because it is difficult to find new uses for specialized plant, and often difficult to change location because of the size and nature of such plant (e.g. electricity-generating machinery). See RESOURCE ALLOCATION, SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Anthropometrics, physical symptoms by questionnaire, muscle performance, and functional mobility were evaluated at baseline and followup.
The 6MWT is a practical, safe test of functional mobility requiring very little equipment and is appropriate for use even in individuals with severe impairments early in rehabilitation.
This information can assist the health care team in estimating anticipated gait speed improvements in each setting and describing functional mobility levels upon discharge from these settings.
Cumulatively, the results indicate that interactive virtual reality balance related games within conventional rehabilitation programmes retrains one's Centre of Pressure in different directions, ranges and speeds frequently and elicits effective ankle and hip postural control strategies to maintain functional mobility affected with increase age [24].
The relatively poor level of functional mobility attained on discharge supports reports of previous studies documenting functional recovery following SC infarction (Burns et al 1997, McKinley et al 2006, Masson et al 2004, Salvador de la Barrera et al 2001).
The SF-36 assessed his quality of life and modified manual muscle testing, range of motion measures, and functional mobility status tracked his physical limitations.
* There is a change in the resident's medical status that prevents functional mobility.
Although literature examining predictive measures of functional mobility for those with BLLA is limited, our findings are consistent with previous studies that state the presence of at least one intact knee is key to maximizing function [20].
The iBOT's functions and advanced features may increase wheelchair users' functional mobility and help satisfy the desire to return to demanding work activities.
In May 1994, the occupational therapists worked on enhancing the functional mobility programs within the building by incorporating the use of a device known as the Ambi-Walker.
The 6MWT has become one of the most widely used performance-based outcome measures of functional mobility and exercise capacity in a wide variety of populations because of its construct, low cost, and convenience to administer [27].
With proven Medicare reimbursements for arthritis, chronic pain, functional mobility, circulatory issues, and a variety of other conditions, the easy-to-use VitalWrap System and its family of therapeutic wraps provide therapy to areas including the back, knee, shoulder, foot/ankle, wrist, hand, and hip.

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