Great Strides Hippotherapy
Hippotherapy is Occupational, Physical or Speech therapy treatment using the movement of a horse as a therapeutic tool. Therapy is provided in a natural, sensory rich environment. The human/animal bond and active participation in the process benefits the patient physically and emotionally.
What happens during a hippotherapy session?
- During treatment the therapist positions the patient and uses the movement of the horse to promote active responses in the patient.
- Variations in the horse´s movement directed by the therapist promote variations in patient’’s response.
- Modifications in the horse´s movement promote patient gains in functional abilities used in activities of daily living.
- Treatment is provided year-around in an indoor or outdoor arena.