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  1. Effects of hippotherapy on postural stability in cerebral palsy: report of a case

    Contributor(s):: Fernández-Gutiérrez, C., Apolo-Arenas, M. D., Martínez-García, Y., Caña-Pino, A.

  2. Animal assisted adapted physical activity for children with Cerebral Palsy

    Contributor(s):: Nicole Johnson, Amanda Tepfer, Wendy Baltzer, Megan MacDonald

    Cerebral Palsy is a muscle movement disorder caused by an insult to the immature developing brain before birth. Children with Cerebral Palsy generally have impaired movement, exaggerated joints, floppiness or rigidity of limbs and torso, abnormal posture, involuntary movement, and unsteady...

  3. Therapeutic riding: its effects on gait and gross moter function in children with cerebral palsy.

    Contributor(s):: Low, SA, Collins, GR, Dhagat, CL, Hanes, PM, Adams, JN, Fischback, RH

  4. Long-term effects of hippotherapy on one child with cerebral palsy: a research case study

    Contributor(s):: Shurtleff, T., Engsberg, J.

  5. Does swimming with dolphins have any health benefits for children with cerebral palsy?

    Contributor(s):: Baverstock, A., Finlay, Fiona O.

  6. Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Dog's Influence on Occupational Therapy Outcomes of a Child with Cerebral Palsy

    Contributor(s):: Emily Howell-forbes, Kathryn Marxen

    Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to compare differences between traditional occupational therapy (OT) and OT delivered with a dog and handler, or animal-assisted therapy (AAT), on selected treatment goals for a 3-year-old child with cerebral palsy.Methods: This mixed-methods...

  7. Therapist-Designed Adaptive Riding in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Results of a Feasibility Study

    Contributor(s):: Angsupaisal, M., Visser, B., Alkema, A., Meinsma-van der Tuin, M., Maathuis, C. G., Reinders-Messelink, H., Hadders-Algra, M.

  8. Effect of hippotherapy on gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Kwon, J. Y., Chang, H. J., Yi, S. H., Lee, J. Y., Shin, H. Y., Kim, Y. H.

  9. Socio-Psychological Aspects of Animal Therapy in Treating Children Suffering from Forms of Dysontogenesis

    Contributor(s):: Nikolskaya, Anastasia V.

    Positive and negative aspects of animal therapy using are discussed. Research of 30 case studies is displayed that pet therapy is a good therapeutic tool in approximately 60% of cases. To diagnose possible problems in families which have got a dog as a "therapist" for the child suffering from...

  10. Reliability of gait and balance measures in children with cerebral palsy, and immediate effects of a hippotherapy session on gait and balance measures in children with cerebral palsy

    Contributor(s):: McGee, Margaret Carolyn

  11. Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study

    Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine

  12. The Brae

    The Brae is an independent charity group that is part of the national Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).Through the commitment of our volunteers The Brae enables people with disabilities to benefit their health and well being and to achieve their goals.

  13. Development of a Structured Horseback Riding Therapeutic Program for Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy

    Contributor(s):: Taylor Sunshine Clark

    This research concentrates on the development of a therapeutic horseback riding program for young adults with Cerebral Palsy enrolled in the non-profit program, Always Wanted a Riding Experience (A.W.A.R.E) in San Marcos, Texas. This project involves a 21- year-old female with severe spastic...

  14. Assistive Technology and Dolphin Therapy: A Wonderful Combination

    Contributor(s):: Smith, Eli, Thomasson, Gretchen

  15. Incidence and risk factors of hip joint pain in children with severe cerebral palsy

    Contributor(s):: Jóó┼║┼║wiak, Marek, Harasymczuk, Piotr, Koch, Aleksander, Kotwicki, Tomasz

    Purpose. Pain is a serious complication associated with hip dislocation in cerebral palsy (CP), limiting patient independence and quality of life. This study aimed to determine the frequency of pain in severe CP patients with hip dislocation and to reveal factors associated with the hip pain....

  16. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of equine assisted activities and therapies on gross motor outcome in children with cerebral palsy

    Contributor(s):: Tseng, S. H., Chen, H. C., Tam, K. W.

    Purpose: To evaluate the literature on the efficacy of equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) on gross motor outcomes representing the ICF component of body functions and activity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of...

  17. Effects of therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy for children with cerebral palsy, developmental delay and neurological disorders: Systematic literature review

    Contributor(s):: Francis, Beth Ann Alphonse

  18. Effects of hippotherapy on gross motor function and functional performance of children with cerebral palsy

    Contributor(s):: Park, E. S.

  19. The effects of hippotherapy and a horse riding simulator on the balance of children with cerebral palsy

    Contributor(s):: Lee, C. W., Kim, S. G., Na, S. S.

  20. The life-changing power of the horse: Equine-assisted activities and therapies in the U.S.

    Contributor(s):: Erika L. Berg, Amy Causey

    Throughout the centuries, the horse and human relationship has evolved from one of sustenance to one of partnership. Historically, the idea of horses being partnered with humans in a therapeutic capacity is evident from writings of the ancient Greeks to documentation by European physicians and...