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Disability Series

Physical Disability and Rehabilitation Sourcebook, 1st Edition

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Physical disability is an impairment or long-term loss in a person’s body functions that affect stamina, mobility, or dexterity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 13.7% of adults in the United States live with mobility issues. The CDC also reports that 2 in 5 adults aged 65 years and older have a disability. Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities to recover and live a normal life through training. It provides tools needed to attain independence and self-determination.

Physical Disability and Rehabilitation, First Edition, provides an overview of the types of disability that limit an individual’s physical functioning, mobility, dexterity, and stamina, either as a structural or functional impairment. The characteristics of specific physical disability are outlined and examples of the ways in which physical disability affects individuals—including physical and motor disability, and activity and participation restrictions—are explained, along with information on how to find government and local disability programs and resources.

Standard Features in the Disability Series

  • 5 ½ x 8 ½
  • 200-300 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.