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Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS National Centre, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
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0800 800 8000(Helpline)-020 8438 0700
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Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
A Physical Health Problem is a problem with the body and its functioning making it hard to complete day to day activities.This may be a long-term problem or an issue which can be made better with a hospital visit.