The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated plan of care.
(Source: American Hippotherapy Association)
At Dynamic Strides, our friendly horses are an important part of our therapy team and play a vital role in your child’s integrated plan of care.
Diagnoses or medical conditions that may benefit from equine movement:
The benefits of Hippotherapy:
At Dynamic Strides, hippotherapy in our indoor arena may be included in treatment strategies for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.