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What is the rate of incidence of mobility impairments?

Mobility impairments are very common. They range from minor, temporary loss of mobility in a particular body part to permanent, full-body paralysis. An estimated 25 million people in America have some level of impaired movement, although most do not require equipment like canes or wheelchairs to help them get around.

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