Using horse therapy to treat veteran PTSD

Dec 11, 17 Using horse therapy to treat veteran PTSD
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Using horse therapy (also called equine assisted therapy or therapeutic riding) can treat veteran PTSD. Go to the military PTSD forum and share your thoughts.

From the WYPR public radio website

Returning combat veterans often wrestle with post-traumatic stress disorder, the aftermath of brain injuries or chronic pain. Relief can be fleeting. Dr. Carol Bowman, medical director for patient and family-centered care at Veterans Affairs, tells us about holistic therapies used successfully to treat military veterans. We also meet Renee Dixon, executive director of Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding program in Cecil County, and participant Don Koss, a Vietnam vet, to learn how just being near horses can have a calming effect.

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