From the late eighteenth century, animals have been professionally used as facilitators for rehabilitation of people with physical, psychological, social or behavioral problems. It is a therapy which can have incredible results, this with proper medical supervision. Patients improve their life quality and thus obtain important advances in treatment.
There are different benefits in the use of animals for rehabilitation:
– Improved motor skills
– When relaxing lowers blood pressure
– Increased attention
– Improved self-esteem
– Helps to reduce anxiety
– Improved communication and social skills
– Decreases the feeling of loneliness
– When interacting with the animal empathy is developed
Of the hand with more conventional treatments, zoo-therapy is an excellent complement for multidisciplinary rehabilitation Reencuentro Clinic offers our patients.