A physical disability is any condition that permanently prevents normal body movement and/or control. There are many different types of physical disabilities including:
Muscular dystrophy; a condition which causes the muscle fibres in the body gradually weaken over time.
Acquired brain and spinal injuries; the result of permanent injuries to the brain, spinal cord or limbs that prevent proper movement in parts of the body.
Spina bifida; occurs when a baby’s spinal cord does not develop normally during pregnancy.
Cerebral palsy; is caused by damage to the parts of the brain which control movement either during pregnancy or in early infancy.
How these conditions effect the individual child is dependent upon the severity of each case.