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Animal assisted intervention
Study seeks to understand how dogs might help spinal patients' rehabilitation

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A COLLABORATION between the NHS and a canine charity is to investigate how dogs may aid recovery in people with spinal injuries.

Patients at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital will take part in a pilot trial of Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) with a trained therapy dog from the charity Dogs for Good. AAI is a well-established practice in many parts of the world, but is less advanced in …

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