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A physical condition is defined as a dysfunction of the musculoskeletal and/or neurological body which affects the functional ability of a student to move or coordinate movement.
Physical conditions can be permanent, temporary or intermittent.
There is a wide range of conditions that may result in physical impairment. Some of these include:
Partial or total paralysis
Congenital malformation of the limbs
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The extent of the physical impairment will depend on the site of injury.
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Muscular Dystrophy is an inherited condition which causes progressive degeneration of the muscles
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Adapted from: http://www.msmdhelp.com/overview.html
There are many forms of Arthritis such as Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis is most commonly characterised by joint inflammation and degeneration.
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Adapted from: http://www.virtua.org/adam/Health%20Illustrated%20Encyclopedia/1/000431.htm