"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog."
Our vision is to provide innovative and motivating therapeutic opportunities for stroke survivors of all ages and backgrounds who have specific rehabilitation goals and who would benefit from the beneficial effects of working with companion animals.
Sallie Bollans (white shirt) and the team of Stroke Rehab Dogs
Stroke Rehab Dogs offers highly innovative and motivating therapeutic opportunities
survivors to incorporate a companion animal into their rehabilitation treatment programme. Based on the power of the human–animal bond, this intervention can be utilised by Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.
Being an active
member of the Society for Companion Animal Studies (S.C.A.S) and having completed and tutored on their specific training course "Companion Animal Interventions in Therapeutic Practice", Sallie is aware of the moral and ethical concerns that this type of intervention raises. The programme model used in this intervention therefore adheres to the recently developed Code of Practice, developed by key members of the S.C.A.S. membership, of which Sallie was one.