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The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

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Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of disabilities, including Autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. The swinging, repetitive motion imparted to the rider through therapeutic horseback riding helps improve balance, coordination, strength and muscle tone, while gently mobilizing the joints. Therapeutic riding also improves sensory processing, focus and concentration, the ability to learn concepts, and communication skills.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Toronto, OT
URL http://card.ca/
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Autism
  4. Canada
  5. Cerebral palsy
  6. Cognition
  7. Down Syndrome
  8. Horseback riding therapy
  9. Medication
  10. Multiple sclerosis
  11. open access
  12. Physical therapy
  13. Rehabilitation
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  1. open access