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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. ​Emerald M Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc

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    Emerald M Therapeutic Riding Center provides a tranquil, serene, safe, and therapeutic environment to address the needs of children and adults seeking physical therapy incorporating hippotherapy, adaptive riding, and/or emotional and behavioral health support through the interaction with our 11...

  11. Palatka Pastures

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    The Palatka Pastures mission is to enhance the lives of those with various physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by offering various equine horse therapy programs in a safe and supportive environment.

  12. Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...

  13. Penawar Hippotherapy Centre

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  14. 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

  15. 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.

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

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

  17. 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....

  18. Freedom Rehab

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    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.

  19. Hippotherapy: An Alternative Treatment from the Perceptions of Practitioners

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    | 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...

  20. 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...