Needing Assistance with the Climb: The Role of Animals in Rehabilitation Therapy

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Jordan Blackaby , Eastern Kentucky University
Brittany Moore , Eastern Kentucky University
New therapies where patients work with animals are becoming prevalent. In most therapies, animals can be beneficial to patients. As research grows, the health science field has found that interacting with animals in different therapies helps patients overcome challenges that would normally keep them from assimilating into society.