Study Shows Therapeutic Horseback Riding (Hippotherapy) Improves Balance and More in People with MS


  • In a German study of 70 people with MS, those receiving therapeutic horseback riding (hippotherapy) improved balance, fatigue, spasticity and quality of life significantly more than controls not receiving hippotherapy.
  • Whether you enroll in an official therapeutic program or are just looking for venues in your community for access to horseback riding, the American Hippotherapy Association and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship can provide information and resources.
  • The team (Vanessa Vermöhlen, University of Cologne, Germany, and colleagues) report their findings in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal (Published online…

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