At Freedom Rehabilitation we strive to get our clients back to what matters most. We assist individuals with recent injury, long term injury, and musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions with returning to the activities that make life meaningful.
Hippotherapy: An Alternative Treatment from the Perceptions of Practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Leah Tinkham
Hippotherapy can be defined as a dynamic service offered by occupational, physical, and speech-language pathologists that utilizes a horse’s unique movement to achieve functional outcomes. While there are an abundance of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of hippotherapy, very few...
Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature
| 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...
Equine Enlightenment offers a broad range of traditional psychological services, including assessment, formulation and NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) evidence-based psychological therapies. Our broad range of therapies offer an alternative solution for clients who find...
Measuring Equine-Assisted Therapy: Validation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an ICF-Based Standardized Assessment-Tool
| 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,...
The Short-term Effects of Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis
| 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...
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...
Southern Suburbs Hippotherapy
Providing occupational therapy for children via hippotherapy.
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.
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.
Ultrasonographic examination of equine fetal growth parameters throughout gestation in pony for Equine-Assisted Therapy
| 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...
Physical therapy with hippotherapy compared to physical therapy alone in children with cerebral palsy: Systematic review and meta‐analysis
| Contributor(s):: Santos de Assis, Gustavo, Schlichting, Tatiane, Rodrigues Mateus, Beatriz, Gomes Lemos, Alana, dos Santos, Adriana Neves
치료적 승마(Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding)가 뜬다
| Contributor(s):: Bong-Deuk Kim
Physical therapy treatments incorporating equine movement: a pilot study exploring interactions between children with cerebral palsy and the horse
| Contributor(s):: Lightsey, P., Lee, Y., Krenek, N., Hur, P.
BACKGROUND: Physical therapy treatments incorporating equine movement are recognized as an effective tool to treat functional mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy (CP). To date, only a few studies examined kinematic outputs of the horses and children when mounted. In this pilot...
Mind full or mindful? A cohort study of equine-facilitated therapy for women veterans
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, Aviva, Ballard, Isabel, Farkas, Kathleen J.
Equine-assisted activities and therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Pérez-Gómez, J., Amigo-Gamero, H., Collado-Mateo, D., Barrios-Fernandez, S., Muñoz-Bermejo, L., Garcia-Gordillo, MÁ, Carlos-Vivas, J., Adsuar, J. C.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy with traumatized couples-Improvement of relationship quality and psychological symptoms
| Contributor(s):: Willmund, G., Zimmermann, P., Alliger-Horn, C., Varn, A., Fischer, C., Parent, I., Sobottka, A., Bering, R., Rose, C., Ströhle, A., Köhler, K.
Hippotherapy and life habits with children with motor deficit and neurodevelopmental impairment: A pilot survey of parents
| Contributor(s):: Potvin-Bélanger, A., Freeman, A., Vincent, C.
The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School
| Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.
Effects of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Military Veterans with Self-Reported PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Monroe, Mänette, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy, Turner, Joanne