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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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Abstract

PEREZ ALVAREZ, Luis; RODRIGUEZ MESO, Juan  and  RODRIGUEZ CASTELLANO, Niurka. Equinetherapy in the treatment of children disability. AMC [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1. ISSN 1025-0255.

Equinetherapy has been a procedure used throughout the history of Medicine in the treatment of several diseases. Since 1990 its use in the treatment of children disability has increased. The documented scientific evidence until present does not allow definite conclusions as far as its value in the treatment of children disability, although the experiences reported by different authors show that is a non-invasive procedure, a beneficial alternative in children disability care, improving the cognitive and socialization, emotional, and motor aspects. A bibliographical review is made taking into account the experience of different authors on the matter

Keywords : Treatment outcome; Disabled persons; Disabled children; Motor activity; Effective symptoms; Horses; child.

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