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Effect of hippotherapy in the global motor coordination in individuals with Down Syndrome
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| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Valéria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes da Silva, Monique de Azevêdo, André Ribeiro da Silva, Ludmila Lucena Pereira Cabral, Jonatas de França Barros
Introduction: Down syndrome (DS) of all genetic syndromes is the most common. In Hippotherapy, three-dimensional movements, provided by horse walking, awaken in the body of children with DS a large amount of sensory and neuromuscular stimuli, which directly interfere with overall development...
Avaluació de l'efectivitat de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos al tractament de fisioteràpia per a pacients amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica
| Contributor(s):: Susanna Peiris Bevers
L’objectiu d’aquest estudi és avaluar els efectes de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos en el tractament de nens amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica. Es tracta d’un assaig clínic aleatoritzat, longitudinal i de caràcter...
Equine therapy as a therapeutic resource: electromyographic analysis of the rectus abdominis and paravertebral muscles during mounts
| Contributor(s):: Deisire Eckert
Animal assisted therapy (TAA) is a practice with specific criteria where the animal is the main part of the treatment, aiming to promote the social, emotional, physical and / or cognitive improvement of patients. It assumes that the love and friendship that can arise between humans and animals...
Institut für soziales Lernen mit Tieren
The Institute of social learning in animals since 1994 working in a variety of (special) educational and therapeutic facilities. We are in special schools, but also support the development of inclusion as well as the reduction of socially conspicuous behavior in classes other types of school....
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding
The aim of ACPTR is to utilise and develop the professional skills of its members in the areas of Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy treatment and management (please see below for definitions of these terms).
Horse Power for Ability
We provide a specialist physiotherapy service in Northumberland which uses the movement of horses to help people with movement disorders enhance their movement experience and movement ability. Hippotherapy (from Greek hippos = horse) is a specialist physiotherapy intervention that makes use of...
Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons
| Contributor(s):: Aoife Doyle, Frances Horgan
The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons’ perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 200 veterinary surgeons, of which 97 were returned. Results indicated that 77 (79%) of respondents were aware...
Equine physiotherapy: a comparative view of the science underlying the profession
| Contributor(s):: McGowan, C. M., Stubbs, N. C., Jull, G. A.