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  1. The Effects of Hippotherapy on Standing Balance in Patients with Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Bo-Ra Choi, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Junghwan Kim

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of hippotherapy on standing balance in patients with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries. Ten patients (8 men and 2 women) who were diagnosed with cervical levels of injury between 3 and 6, and D according to the ASIA Impairment Scale....

  2. A Systematic Review of Hippotherapy (horseback riding) for Individuals with Autism is the Cognitive Level Considered?

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    | Contributor(s):: Osnat Atun-Einy, Meir Lotan

    Background: Hippotherapy (HT) or horseback riding is a therapeutic modality that is suggested to improve function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Aim: The aim of this review was to evaluate HT in children...

  3. Studying the Research-Practice Gap in Physical Therapies for Cerebral Palsy: Preliminary Outcomes Based on a Survey of Spanish Clinicians

    | Contributor(s):: Sanchez, C., Lerma-Lara, S., Garcia-Carmona, R., Urendes, E., Laccourreye, P., Raya, R.

  4. Animal-assisted therapy in eating disorder treatment: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Fennig, M. W., Weber, E., Santos, B., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Wilfley, D. E.

  5. Effects of equine-assisted interventions on older adults' health: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Badin, L., Alibran, É, Pothier, K., Bailly, N.

    OBJECTIVE: Equine-assisted interventions (EAI) can improve a variety of health problems in older adults and thus promote their well-being. This systematic review aimed to synthesize studies on EAI to understand better their effects on the health of older adults. METHOD: A systematic search guided...

  6. The Relevance of Internal Working Models of Self and Others for Equine-Assisted Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  7. Analysis of Trunk Neuromuscular Activation During Equine-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults

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

  8. Does Hippotherapy Improve the Functions in Children with Cerebral Palsy? Systematic Review Based on the International Classification of Functioning

    | Contributor(s):: Pantera, E., Froment, P., Vernay, D.

  9. Preliminary efficacy of occupational therapy in an equine environment for youth with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Moody, Eric J.

  10. Engaging Disenfranchised Youth through an Equine Assisted Activities Program: Understanding Psychosocial Benefits of Horse-Human Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, Michael Francis, Lakhani, Ali, Kendall, Elizabeth, Fullagar, Simone, Maujean, Annick

  11. Hippotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders: a narrative review focusing on cognitive and behavioral outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Maresca, G., Portaro, S., Naro, A., Crisafulli, R., Raffa, A., Scarcella, I., Aliberti, B., Gemelli, G., Calabrò, R. S.

  12. Equine-Assisted Therapies for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Heussen, N., Häusler, M.

  13. Pulmonary Function and Aerobic Capacity Responses to Equine Assisted Therapy in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Abdel Ghafar, M. A., Abdelraouf, O. R., Abdel-Aziem, A. A., Elnegamy, T. E., Mohamed, M. E., Yehia, A. M., Mousa, G. S.

    BACKGROUND: Idiopathic scoliosis is a common spinal malalignment that negatively impacts the respiratory system and physical conditioning in adolescents. Equine-assisted therapy comprises therapeutic horseback riding that optimizes physical performance and mobility in a range of contexts....

  14. Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: María José Menor-Rodríguez, Mar Sevilla Martín, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, María Montiel-Troya, Jonathan Cortés-Martín, Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque

    Cerebral palsy is described as a group of permanent neuromotor-type disorders caused by non-progressive injuries in the developmental stages of the central nervous system, and which have serious repercussions on the quality of life of affected children due to the physical and psychological...

  15. Measuring Equine-Assisted Therapy: Validation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an ICF-Based Standardized Assessment-Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Stolz, I., Anneken, V., Froböse, I.

    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) was established as an international framework for monitoring rehabilitation outcomes and the impacts of health interventions since, as the term “functioning” implies,...

  16. The Short-term Effects of Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Hyun, C., Kim, K., Lee, S., Ko, N., Lee, I. S., Koh, S. E.

    Purpose: We systematically reviewed the short-term effects of hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding (THR) on lower-limb muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP).Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were searched for...

  17. Development of an ICF-based assessment tool for equine-assisted therapy: model structure and reliability

    | Contributor(s):: Stolz, I., Tillmann, V., Anneken, V., Froboese, I.

    BACKGROUND: Scientific investigation and documentation of equine-assisted therapy has increased over the past several years. Yet there are no standardized and validated tools for evidence-based measurement of processes and outcomes to assess equine-assisted interventions. AIM: The objective of...

  18. Can hippotherapy make a difference in the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy? A pragmatic study

    | Contributor(s):: Silkwood-Sherer, D. J., McGibbon, N. H.

  19. Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Suk, M. H., Kwon, J. Y.

  20. Ultrasonographic examination of equine fetal growth parameters throughout gestation in pony for Equine-Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Gao, Y., Hannan, M. A., Murata, K., Rajabi-Toustani, R., Nambo, Y.

    Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) is gaining popularity. Ultrasound examination is used to decrease the abortion rate in horses. In this study, to monitor fetal well-being throughout the gestation for EAT, we measured fetal heart rate (FHR), fetal eye orbit (FEO), fetal gonad length (FGL), fetal...