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Functional Ambulation Velocity and Distance Requirements in Rural and Urban Communities
The purposes of this clinical report are 1) to document the distances and velocities that individuals must ambulate to function independently in their community and 2) to demonstrate the differences in travel distances and velocities among communities of various sizes. In seven communities of different sizes, we measured distances from a designated parking space to commonly frequented sites (eg, stores, post offices, banks, and medical buildings). We also measured street widths and the timedoi:10.1093/ptj/68.9.1371 pmid:3420171 fatcat:iro7lwwqnzhh5azblhq2laudru