A patient suffering from burns: functional recovery through equestrian rehabilitation
published in September - October 2019 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.5
Roberta Giobellina

This article presents the clinical report of a child admitted to hospital due to accidental burns from boiling liquid. A path of functional recovery involving equestrian rehabilitation was proposed. The activities carried out during the rehabilitation program included equine therapy, using the horse to increase both physical recovery and the overall enhancement of motor skills, as well as the reconstruction of a positive and competent self-image, and activites aimed to lower anxiety by reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.