Dogs can be trained to assist people with disabilities, helping their owners in their daily lives to become much more than just pets. In many cases they can help them overcome physical and psychological problems as well as providing faithful companionship.
Assistance dogs serve to help people overcome the limitations that may be imposed on them by a particular disability or by the challenges of navigating around their environment. In theory, anyone with a physical or mental condition that substantially hinders their ability to lead a fully independent life can adopt one of these assistance animals.
Although its original name (“murderball”) can be misleading, wheelchair rugby is not a violent sport. Even so, being one of the adapted sports with most contact, it implies that there are several tactical and safety issues that players must be very clear about.
It is important to know the causes and effects of spasticity in order to provide a comprehensive treatment to counter its effects and improve the quality of life of those living with it.
Spasticity is a velocity-dependent disorder of the stretch reflex that results in increased muscle tone and exaggerated tendon jerks (Lance, 1980 cited in Physio-pedia.com)
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." These words coined by Confucius, an influential Chinese philosopher are wonderful sentiments. However, it is quite a challenge knowing whether or not you love a job until you actually get into it.