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  1. 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.

  2. Hippotherapy Capstone

    Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara

    Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...

  3. Effects of a Program of Adapted Therapeutic Horse-Riding in a Group of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children

    Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, Andrés, Risco, Manuel López, Rubio, Jesús Carlos, Guerrero, Eloisa, García-Peña, Inés Magdalena

    Introduction: The use of horses in therapy has a fairly long history. There are many references to the therapeutic benefits of this activity. Such therapies have been undergoing a boom internationally in recent years. However scientific research into the effective use of this activity in children...

  4. An investigation of the efficacy of hippotherapy on speech and language skills in adults with developmental disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Gentry, Tammera L.

  5. Animal assisted therapy: more than just recreation?

    Contributor(s):: Lidgerwood, Sarah, Gillingham, Philip

  6. Freedom Ride

    With a team of loyal horses, PATH International Certified Instructors, Therapist and Trained Volunteers, Freedom Ride provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with many types of disabilities....cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism, developmental...

  7. Maryland Therapeutic Riding

    Founded in 1996, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) seeks to improve quality of life and conquer physical, developmental, and emotional health challenges through human and horse interaction.

  8. Front Range Hippotherapy

    Hippotherapy Physical Therapy Services in the Boulder/Longmont Area Hippotherapy can be a valuable physical therapy tool for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Our physical therapist has over 18 years of experience and we own and operate our family-friendly facility in Longmont,...

  9. Whisper Hill Clydesdales Special Needs Foundation

    Whisper Hill Clydesdales (WHC) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to offering equine experiences to people with special needs. Whether those needs are physical, developmental, or emotional, WHC is here to put a smile on anyone's face. The organization offeres wagon rides pulled by Cldesdale...

  10. Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Changes with Hippotherapy in Children with and without Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: B.R. Rigby, A.R. Gloekner, S. Papadakis, A.A. Bane, J.S. Forsse, A.E. Bird, T.R. Willard, D.L. Bullinger, R.R. Rogers, K.D. Biggerstaff, P.W. Grandjean

    Hippotherapy utilizes the rhythmic movement of the horse to improve functional abilities and quality of life of individuals with neurological impairments. Little is known regarding the changes in body segment kinematics and cardiovascular responses of the rider due to the therapy. A change in the...

  11. Special Equestrians

    Celebrating 31 years of service, Special Equestrians offers equine-assisted therapies and activities to riders from ages 2 to 72. With 15 horses of all sizes, shapes, colors, and breeds, 17 mostly part-time staff members, and 100 volunteers, we serve more than 100 children and adults each week...

  12. Hippotherapy as a Tool for Improving Motor Skills, Postural Stability, and Self Confidence in Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Long

    Hippotherapy utilizes the three dimensional movement of the horse to improve balance, strength, coordination, and postural symmetry in those with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or related neuromuscular disorders. The forward, side-to-side, and rotational movement of the horse provides the...

  13. Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship

    Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) serves children and adults with disabilities by providing equine-assisted activites and therapies including adaptive recreational horseback riding, hippotherapy, equine facilitated learning, and WORTHSM (Warrior's Own Road to Horsemanship)...

  14. Horse Power for Ability

    We provide a specialist physiotherapy service in Northumberland which uses the movement of horses to help people with movement disorders enhance their movement experience and movement ability. Hippotherapy (from Greek hippos = horse) is a specialist physiotherapy intervention that makes use of...

  15. Horsing Around? Hippotherapy as a Context for Speech Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kara Schricker, Jennifer Jipson (adviser)

    Language and communication are essential to our daily lives. With it we are able to express our wants and needs without frustration, without it we would not be able to effortlessly engage in the communication that is so essential to our daily lives. Children typically follow a pattern of...