Friday, August 8, 2008


Disability is any restriction or lack of function resulting from an impairment or ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for human being.
There are two kinds of Disability:
  • Primary Disability is an internal or external agent that disrupts an individuals physical or physiological functioning.
There are Four types of Primary Disability:
  • Genetic-present within gene or (hereditary).
  • Pathologic- a result a disease process.
  • Traumatic- results of accidents.
  • Teratogenic-results of drugs during conception.

  • Secondary is the physical response state and the complicating or contributing factors to ability. It may be result of inactivity or an injurious activity after disability.
Complications of Disability
  1. Weakness- losing strength
  2. Pressure sores
  3. Tightening, stiffening of muscles or tendons that is not reversible.
  4. Atrophy- loss of muscles mass.
  5. Contracture- permanent stiffening of a joint together with the surrounding capsule.
  6. Orthostatic hypotension.

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