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Welcome to Disability & Rehabilitation
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Funded by the National Library of Medicine, this Website provides access to high quality, up-to-date information resources on disability and rehabilitation with a special focus on brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, accessibility and assistive technology.
What is Disability?
Disabilities World Health Organization (WHO)
Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. More>>>
Disabilities: An Overview
MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine
Disabilities make it harder to take part in normal daily activities. They may limit what you can do physically or mentally, or they can affect your senses. Disability doesn't mean unable, and it isn't a sickness. More>>>
Also available in Spanish
Disability Resources from NARIC
Provides a very comprehensive list of resources tolocate agencies, organizations, and online resources for treatment, benefits, and services.
What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)?
PM&R, also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders, particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. More>>>
Source: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What is a Physiatrist?
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. More>>>
Disability and Rehabilitation
In an historic move, the 67th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing the WHO global disability action plan 2014â€“2021: Better health for all people with disability.