What are Physical Disabilities?


Physical Disabilities: The First Step Is Understanding

Physical disabilities come in a range of forms, and they stem from a variety of causes. On the Web, you will find sites that provide resources to help you understand, find ways to limit the impact of, and get support for your physical disability.

What are Physical Disabilities?

Taking time to learn about a physical disability is perhaps one of the most effective ways to alleviate concerns and uncertainties you might have. We've chosen some of the best Web resources that will provide a good overview and some in-depth information about physical disabilities.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Because “physical disabilities” is such a broad category, we’ve tried to include sites that will prove useful for those seeking general information and support. If you are looking for information about a particular physical disability, you may find a more specific Web Guide to suit your needs.
  • Physical disabilities extend far beyond what is readily visible to the eye. The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) has published a list of some of the most common disabilities, and we have provided additional Web site resources related to some of those disabilities in this section.
  • Even the best Web sites shouldn’t be used as a substitute for your doctor’s advice. Your doctor knows your full medical history and can address your particular concerns and needs. At best, a medical Web sites can offer an approximation of an individual’s circumstances, Use these two sources in tandem; information from the Web can supplement what you learn at the doctor's office.
  • When reading any medical information on the Web, be very careful that the information you read is credible. Our findingDulcinea Health Web Guide has information about assessing the credibility of a health site.

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