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The Physical Therapeutic Benefits of Hippotherapy on Children with Physical Disabilities

By Heather Brand

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Abstract

Hippotherapy is a great choice of treatment for children with physical disabilities. It can improve gross motor function, balance, spasticity, posture, and gait, as reviewed in this paper. It can also have benefits for many other areas in the child’s life, physically or mentally. This form of therapy may be so effective because children often are able to connect to animals and it is fun to ride a horse; they may be more motivated in doing the therapy activities than with a traditional form of treatment.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2018
Pages 43
Department School of Education: Special Education
Degree Special Education: M.S.
URL https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/sped_etds/66/
Language English
University St. Cloud State University
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Children
  4. Disabilities
  5. Hippotherapy
  6. open access
  7. Special Education
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