Study Evaluates Equine-Facilitated Therapy For Back Pain Relief What are the main findings?

Response: The primary outcomes indicate that there is a strong correlation between performance and satisfaction with performance. Secondarily quality of life and mental health scores were improved. The interviews completed six months after the study showed the mental processes of the themes that were important to their lives. What should readers take away from your report?

Response: The prolonged nature of pain effects patients as a whole person and should also be treated holistically containing not only physical exercises but elements of pain management and self-compassion. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: The subject should be studied more with maybe a control group, as it may be difficult due to the multiple problems that the patients have.

This study demonstrates, with triangulation of the data, how results from many sources give evidence to the contribution from the horses in the therapy treatment. Is there anything else you would like to add? Any disclosures?


Front. Vet. Sci., 14 March 2023
Sec. Veterinary Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 10 – 2023 |
The impact on physical performance, pain and psychological wellbeing of chronic low back pain patients during 12-weeks of equine- facilitated therapy intervention

Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen, Mika Venojärvi, Heta Rautiainen and Alice Keski-Valkama

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