Brian Caskin: Wounded soldiers learn coping skills in shark cages
September 13, 2017 10:45 am
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At 14 Warrior Transition Units across the country, the Army has used a mix of traditional medical and psychological care, adaptive sports and physical therapy to help ill and wounded soldiers transition back into military service or civilian life. But the Warrior Transition Battalion at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington State has added a slightly unusual activity to the mix: Diving with sharks. The program is a partnership with a local aquarium, and it’s meant to treat pain, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Brian Caskin, a physical therapy assistant at Madigan, talked to Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about “Operation Shark Dive.”
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