: Dolphin therapy for veterans
Society19:49 Mar. 28, 2016

Dolphin therapy for veterans

Soldiers who fought on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine receive both physical and mental help

Dolphin therapy for veterans of the war in Eastern Ukraine. One of the rehabilitation centres in the region of Vinnytsia offers a new type of treatment for men and women who've fought on the front. To date - more than three hundred people have been treated as part of this therapy. Dolphins aren't the only element in the program, doctors, chiropractors and psychologists all work with the veterans.

There have been cases when people get here and have absolutely no sense of life left. They're disappointed in everything. Here, they regain not only their strength but also their positivity that helps the veterans move forward.

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The veterans of the war in eastern Ukraine go through the therapy free of charge. They are selected for the treatment by the staff of the rehabilitation centre during their stay at the neighbouring military hospital.

Dolphin therapy is not only for soldiers. Children diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy are also frequently treated at the rehabilitation facility.

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