Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis
Benefits of Horse Therapy for People with MS-CNN If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), improving symptoms and living the best life possible is your top priority. Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to accomplish your goal. In addition to following your doctor’s treatment plan, there are many types of complementary therapies to explore. One you may not have considered revolves around horses.
Hippotherapy involves horseback riding under the guidance of a trained physical or occupational therapist. It’s been used for years as rehabilitation therapy for people with MS and other neurological disorders. In addition to improving MS symptoms, the therapy is fun, gets you outside and provides a psychological and emotional boost. Here’s what the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has to say about Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding.