Hippotherapyrefers to the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists to address impairments, functional limitations and disabilities in patients with neuromotor and sensory dysfunction.
AHA, Inc. describes hippotherapy as follows:
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 as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.
Best practice dictates that occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals integrate hippotherapy into the patient’s plan of care, along with other therapy tools and/or strategies.
Occupational Therapy We now have an Occupational Therapist who incorporates equine movement into treatment sessions if it aids in achieving functional goals. Please contact us for more information. We do accept some insurances. Currently we do accept Tricare Insurance.