Links to trusted information about physical disabilities.
Rett syndrome causes intellectual and physical disability. It’s been described relatively recently, so it’s not known how it progresses to middle age.
Assistance dogs, also called service dogs, are animals trained to help people who are living with physical disabilities to move around and do everyday activities.
6 myths about cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) affects 1 in every 500 babies born in Australia, yet it's still very misunderstood. Learn the facts about CP this World Cerebral Palsy Day.
What not to say to an amputee
More than 20,000 amputees live in Australia. To mark Amputee Awareness Week, follow these tips for talking to people with limb loss.
Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)
The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) may be used as a screening test for cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Learn more about the test here.
Stroke rehabilitation helps the brain to relearn skills that have been affected. Learn about the most common problems and types of rehabilitation.
Loneliness and isolation
Everyone feels a sense of loneliness and isolation at times. Learn why you may feel this way, how it affects your mental health and how to deal with it.
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference
Learn to estimate whether or not you are a healthy weight by calculating your body mass index (BMI) and measuring your waist circumference.
Healthy things to do with your kids these school holidays
Check out these healthy activity ideas if you're struggling to find things to do with your children these school holidays.