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  1. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen

    Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...

  2. Effects of horse riding simulator on sitting motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Chinniah, H., Natarajan, M., Ramanathan, R., Ambrose, J. W. F.

  3. Guiding Reins

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    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...

  4. The Influence of Hippotherapy on the Body Posture in a Sitting Position among Children with Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Matusiak-Wieczorek, E., Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, E., Synder, M., Borowski, A.

  5. Impact of adaptive devices on horses, assisting persons, and riders with cerebral palsy in a therapeutic riding program

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    | Contributor(s):: Lana Kaiser, Mathew J. Edick, Katherine Smith Buckler, Camie Heleski, Sherman Gorbis, Bonnie DePue, Liz Lewis, LeeAnn J. Kaiser

    Hypothesis: The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of three different adaptive devices used to facilitate therapeutic horseback riding for riders with cerebral palsy (CP), the horses, and the assisting persons. The study hypothesis was that there is no difference in clinical benefit to...

  6. Healing By Horseback

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    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  7. Do the type of walking surface and the horse speed during hippotherapy modify the dynamics of sitting postural control in children with cerebral palsy?

    | Contributor(s):: Flores, F. M., Dagnese, F., Copetti, F.

  8. 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

  9. Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study

    | Contributor(s):: Moraes Ag Pt, MSc, Copetti, F. PhD, Ângelo, Vr Bs, Chiavoloni, L. Bs, de David, A. C. PhD

  10. Immediate effect of horse riding simulator on adductor spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hemachithra, C., Meena, N., Ramanathan, R., Felix, A. J. W.

  11. 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...

  12. Focus Hippotherapy

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    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.

  13. Factors Influencing Motor Outcome of Hippotherapy in Children with Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Seung Mi, Y., Ji Young, L., Hye Yeon, S., Yun Sik, S., Jeong Yi, K.

  14. Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding (Alpha Equestrian Center)

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    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...

  15. Hands & Hearts for Horses

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    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...

  16. GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship provides equine therapy to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. By riding, they grow stronger, both mentally and physically. We serve children and adults who have cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays, scoliosis, ADHD, depression, anxiety,...

  17. Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    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.

  18. Great and Small

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    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...

  19. The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC)

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    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.

  20. 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.