Group Changes in Cortisol and Heart Rate Variability of Children with Down Syndrome and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dog-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van Boxtel, G. J. M., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Van Der Steen, S.
Dog-assisted therapy is hypothesized to lower stress in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with Down syndrome (DS), which may be visible on a physiological level. In this study, we measured heart rate variability (HRV) and salivary cortisol of 20 children with DS or ASD...
Effect of hippotherapy on balance, functional mobility, and functional independence in children with Down syndrome: randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Kaya, Y., Saka, S., Tuncer, D.
Rising Star Riders
Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services. We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount...
The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
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...
HorsePlay Therapy Center
HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. Our facility is based on the leading national medical therapy model...
Our goal is two-fold; we are rescuing horses and giving them a high noble purpose - rescuing loved ones and restoring meaning to their lives. Guiding Reins offers an alternative to improve mental/physical health for all ages. Horses once destined for disposal create a unique and powerful...
Can Individuals with Down Syndrome Benefit from Hippotherapy? An Exploratory Study on Gait and Balance
| Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Cacciola, A., Naro, A., Cavallaro, F., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., De Luca, R., Calabrò, R. S., Milardi, D.
Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome
| Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.
Healing By Horseback
'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.
Embracing Variability and Repetition in Practice: A Commentary on Outcomes following Physical Therapy Incorporating Hippotherapy on Neuromotor Function and Bladder Control in Children with down Syndrome: A Case Series
| Contributor(s):: Doralp, S.
2020Phys Occup Ther Pediatr403261-2620194-263810.1080/01942638.2020.1746900engSchool of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Canada.text
Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)
We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution...
Focus Hippotherapy's mission is to offer therapy from licensed/certified physical and occupational therapists using the horse as a tool to develop strength, balance, posture, muscle tone moderation (relaxation or increased tone), motor planning, body awareness, task focus and confidence.
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
Fieldstone Farm engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.
Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding (Alpha Equestrian Center)
Alpha Equestrian Center is the home of Heaven’s Gait Therapeutic Riding and is a Premier PATH Accredited Center. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Heaven’s Gait’s mission is to provide emotional, physical and social benefits for children and adults with special needs such...
Hands & Hearts for Horses
Hands and Hearts for Horses provides unique therapeutic services to individuals with a variety of special needs. Our clients often have limited access to specialized physical activities and limited resources. The populations we serve include, but are not limited to, individuals with autism...
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Sunrise is a member of PATH Intl. and uses only certified teachers. We are located in Floyd County, Indiana. We serve students from age 3-70 with disabilities including but not limited to Autism, ADD/ADHD,Down Syndrome,CP,MD, Emotional Disorders,OCD.
Great and Small
Great and Small is a private, non-profit community based program, founded in 1998, that provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to persons with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. We serve students with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsey, and...
[Effects of hypotherapy on the motor function of persons with Down's syndrome: a systematic review]
| Contributor(s):: De Miguel, A., De Miguel, M. D., Lucena-Anton, D., Rubio, M. D.
The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC)
The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC) provides therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding
Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.