10. ICF-Environmental Factors


This post is the tenth in the ICF series and explores what constitutes an environmental factor.  Environmental factors have an impact on all components of functioning in the ICF.    They affect the experience of participation and can be either facilitators or barriers to an individual’s participation. Generally, environmental factors include:

  • People
  • Community
  • Medical professionals
  • Equipment and bracing
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Structures & design
  • Services
  • Laws and policies

Don’t forget that we PTs, OTs and ST’s are considered environmental factors 🙂


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