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Na chrbte koňa k lepšiemu fyzickému a psychickému zdraviu

Title in English On the horseback for better physical and metal health


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Anthropologia Integra
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Web Anthropologia Integra, 9 (2), 2018, 43-49
Keywords horse; hippotherapy; training; relationship with animals; movement; psychic
Description This article deals with hippotherapy and therapeutic use of horse, its characteristics and biomechanical patterns which are crucial for this type of therapy. In the field of hippotherapy, we conducted a survey of the laic public(control group, 40 respondents) and participants of the therapy(research group, 38 respondents) using the anonymous questionnaire method. The results in the control group show good public awareness (100% of respondents) of this type of therapy and its use. The results in the research group gave an overview of the composition of the clients (mostly patients with physiological and combined problems; 76% of the respondents) and the way patients use therapy most (mainly as a complementary type of therapy; 92% of respondents). Differences between groups were observed, for example, in information sources. In the control group, internet was the most common source of information (29% of respondents), while in the research group, the popularity of the use and effectiveness of therapy was spread mainly by oral administration between patients and clients (47% of respondents). On the other hand, similar answers in both groups were recorded regarding the health issues which can hippotherapy relieve from and efficiency and use of this therapy mainly as complementary. This fact shows that general public is well and truly informed about use and effect of hippotherapy.
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