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Mobility Animals

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:38 pm

Mobility also known as Brace Animals are trained to assist those with Parkinson, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Abnormalities, or any person with a balance issue to increase ones independent living skills. Whether be using a wheelchair, crutches, canes or a walker.

The work of such animals may include pulling, carrying objects either by backpacks or carting, picking up dropped items, opening doors, turning on or off lights, stabilizing a person either from a seated position or standing. This also includes preventing a fall or assisting in recovering from such.


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Re: Mobility Animals

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:38 pm

From an old member of the other forum although modified in general and not specifics. Just a reminder that Mobility SD's aren't just for those that cannot walk. Individuals with fibromyalgia and those with rheumatoid arthritis, vertigo attack to name a few in which balance [lack of] and weakness in ones body maybe in need of a Mobility SD. This includes an individual with issues with their back and is unable to bend. Mobility/Brace SD's helps for such issues. They not only help with their partner these wonderful dogs will pick up dropped objects, get the laundry out of the washer, turn on and off lights and a lot more.


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