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Accommodations for a Dog Groomer with Arm and Back Pain

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Situation

Consumer with low back pain, arm tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome runs a pet grooming business. Dematting dogs caused pain in her wrists and arms.


Accommodation

Dematting device for dog groomer with arm and back pain.
Dematting device for dog groomer with arm and back pain.

A custom built dematting device was built to keep her arm in a neutral position. In addition, a height adjustable grooming table, sit/stand stool and a power trimmer were purchased.


Cost Analysis

Initial Assessment (5 hours at $95/hour)

Sit/Stand Stool $286

Powered Grooming Table $650

Variable Speed Clipper $180

Misc. Hand Tools $200

Arm Support Cuff $25

Dematter Tool Design and Fabrication (7.5 @ 45/hour)

Setup (5 hr @ 95/hr)


Acknowledgements

Paul J. Schwartz, MSIE, ATP, CPE

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

University of Wisconsin-Stout

221 10th Ave/121 VRB

Menomonie, WI 54751

schwartzpa@uwstout.edu

voice (715)232-2378

fax (715)232-5008

http://svri.uwstout.edu/


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