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Impact of Mobility Dog Assistance on Gait Patterns

Bradley, Emma Impact of Mobility Dog Assistance on Gait Patterns. 2022. Radford University,

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Although many studies provide support for the use of mobility dogs as walking aids for individuals with disabilities to improve functional mobility, there has been inadequate existing research performed to represent how assistance dogs can provide stability and improve walking patterns in patients who have not had a serious health condition. The purpose of this study was to explore how mobility dogs affect the gait cycle to observe if mobility dogs are a useful device for people with mobility-related disabilities. Participants' gait patterns were recorded walking with and without the assistance of a mobility dog. By performing research on how mobility dogs affect gait patterns during ambulation, this will help health practitioners better understand when it is appropriate to prescribe a mobility dog as an assistive device.

Item Type: Honors College Capstone Project
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Radford University > College of Education and Human Development > Department of Health and Human Performance
Radford University > Honors College
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 16:11
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023 16:47
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/804

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