Hippotherapy: When an Occupational, Physical or Speech Therapist provides sessions utilizing the horse's movement as part the treatment strategy, this is called Hippotherapy. Hippotherapy is highly effective for addressing issues associated with diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down’s Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Psychiatric disorders, and genetic disorders to name a few.
Therapy sessions utilizing Hippotherapy are results oriented. The horse's unique movement promotes improvement in balance, strength, coordination, motor planning, sensory organization, and psychological and emotional in a highly integrated dynamic approach in a sensory rich environment unmatched in a traditional clinical setting.
Functional tasks are embedded into the sessions, including fine and gross motor function, problem solving, sequencing, social skill and functional communication.
The best part of Hippotherapy, is that it is fun, engaging, and is provided by a licensed therapist who will provide documentation that may be submitted to your insurance company. See the forms and application for additional details.