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Physical disability

Physical disabilities may be temporary or permanent and can affect your mobility or physical capacity in different ways.

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Physical disabilities may be temporary or permanent and can affect your mobility or physical capacity in different ways.

Symptoms

The symptoms will vary from person to person depending on their condition and its severity.

People may find they:

  • have limited movement, weakness or paralysis in parts of their body
  • experience fatigue

There are tests that can be done for diagnosis. Most often though, a diagnosis is achieved through observation.

Types

Some of the more common types of physical disability include:

  • epilepsy
  • cerebral palsy
  • spina bifida
  • spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • cystic fibrosis (CF)


Support services

We want everyone to have what they need to live comfortably and confidently. Melbourne City Mission offers a number of physical disability support services to suit your needs.

A selection of our services is outlined below.

If you would like further information on these services or other services that may be right for you, please contact us on 1800 343 287.

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