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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 the movement impulses of a walking horse to correct and improve movement in the person on horseback. Research has shown that hippotherapy is particularly beneficial for people with neurological disorders that affects their ability to move. We provide a hippotherapy service to children and adults with a range of movement disorders. Our chair and lead physiotherapist has extensive research expertise, as well as personal experience of cerebral palsy and hippotherapy.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location Northumberland
URL http://www.horsepowerforability.com/
Status Inactive
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Developmental disabilities
  4. Disabilities
  5. Hippotherapy
  6. Horses
  7. Mammals
  8. Movement disorders
  9. Neurology
  10. physiotherapy