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Freeman Interviewed by WCAX for Story on Equine Therapy for TBI

April 18, 2024 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(APRIL 18, 2024) Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and pharmacology, was quoted in a WCAX-TV story about equine-assisted therapy for people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.

Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and pharmacology

(APRIL 18, 2024) Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and pharmacology, was quoted in a WCAX-TV story about equine-assisted therapy for people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.

The focus of the story is Kimberly Farms in Shaftsbury, Vermont, which offers a horse tending and riding program that helps people with physical and mental illnesses. Studies show that equine-assisted therapies can improve balance, well-being, quality of life, trust, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment.

Freeman says animals can provide social support, structure, and stress relief. “Having emotional connections, personal time together, and support from pets can be a powerful type of therapy for any medical problem and in particular for head injuries,” he said.

Read full story at WCAX-TV

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