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  1. Equine-assisted interventions for veterans with service-related health conditions: a systematic mapping review

    Contributor(s):: Kinney, A. R., Eakman, A. M., Lassell, R., Wood, W.

    BACKGROUND: Evidence-based treatments for service-related health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not effective for all veterans. Equine-assisted interventions are emerging as an additional treatment modality, but little is...

  2. The Effectiveness of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

    Contributor(s):: Roberts, Hanna, Honzel, Nikki

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat owing to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  3. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

    This paper reports on the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study of occupational therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study's quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social...

  4. An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease

    Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...

  5. Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study

    Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.

    People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...

  6. Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery

    Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.

  7. [... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]

    Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.

  8. Specificity and variability of trunk kinematics on a mechanical horse

    Contributor(s):: Goodworth, A. D., Barrett, C., Rylander, J., Garner, B.

  9. A qualitative exploration of post-acute stroke participants' experiences of a multimodal intervention incorporating horseback riding

    Contributor(s):: Pohl, P., Carlsson, G., Bunketorp Kall, L., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.

  10. Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.

  11. Hippotherapy in Rehabilitation Care for Children With Neurological Impairments and Developmental Delays: A Case Series

    Contributor(s):: Kraft, K. A., Weisberg, J., Finch, M. D., Nickel, A., Griffin, K. H., Barnes, T. L.

  12. Activation of lower limb muscles with different types of mount in hippotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Tolentino, J. A., Silva, Cfrd, Araujo, M. F., Ferreira, A. A., Teixeira, V. P. A.

  13. Behavioural and physiological responses of therapy horses to mentally traumatized humans

    Contributor(s):: Merkies, Katrina, McKechnie, Marnie J., Zakrajsek, Emily

    The benefits to humans of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) have been well-researched, however few studies have analyzed the effects on the horse. Understanding how differing mental states of humans affect the behaviour and response of the horse can assist in providing optimal outcomes for both horse...

  14. [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.

  15. Impact of Hippotherapy on Gross Motor Function and Quality of Life in Children with Bilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Open-Label Crossover Study

    Contributor(s):: Deutz, U., Heussen, N., Weigt-Usinger, K., Leiz, S., Raabe, C., Polster, T., Daniela, S., Moll, C., Lucke, T., Krageloh-Mann, I., Hollmann, H., Hausler, M.

  16. Horseback riding therapy for a deafblind individual enabled by a haptic interface

    Contributor(s):: Ogrinc, M., Farkhatdinov, I., Walker, R., Burdet, E.

  17. Hippotherapy for patients with multiple sclerosis: A multicenter randomized controlled trial (MS-HIPPO)

    Contributor(s):: Vermohlen, V., Schiller, P., Schickendantz, S., Drache, M., Hussack, S., Gerber-Grote, A., Pohlau, D.

  18. The Impact of Equine Therapy and an Audio-Visual Approach Emphasizing Rhythm and Beat Perception in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Hession, C. E., Law Smith, M. J., Watterson, D., Oxley, N., Murphy, B. A.

  19. Force and strain during horseback riding: bridging the gap between theory and clinical practice

    Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Filardi, V., Naro, A., Cacciola, A., Andronaco, V., Gatani, U., Calabro, R. S., Gemelli, G., Milardi, D., Bramanti, A.

    2019J Sports Med Phys Fitness593536-5380022-470710.23736/s0022-4707.18.08170-7engIRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy.C.A.R.E.C.I., University of Messina, Messina, Italy.IRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, Messina, Italy - antonino.naro@irccsme.it.THES Amateur...

  20. Analysis of the electromiographic activity of lower limb and motor function in hippotherapy practitioners with cerebral palsy

    Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Lage, J. B., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Diniz, L. H., Mello, E. C., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A.