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  1. Effect of hippotherapy in the global motor coordination in individuals with Down Syndrome

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    | Contributor(s):: Valéria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes da Silva, Monique de Azevêdo, André Ribeiro da Silva, Ludmila Lucena Pereira Cabral, Jonatas de França Barros

    Introduction: Down syndrome (DS) of all genetic syndromes is the most common. In Hippotherapy, three-dimensional movements, provided by horse walking, awaken in the body of children with DS a large amount of sensory and neuromuscular stimuli, which directly interfere with overall development...

  2. Equine therapy as a therapeutic resource: electromyographic analysis of the rectus abdominis and paravertebral muscles during mounts

    | Contributor(s):: Deisire Eckert

    Animal assisted therapy (TAA) is a practice with specific criteria where the animal is the main part of the treatment, aiming to promote the social, emotional, physical and / or cognitive improvement of patients. It assumes that the love and friendship that can arise between humans and animals...

  3. The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding

    The aim of ACPTR is to utilise and develop the professional skills of its members in the areas of Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy treatment and management (please see below for definitions of these terms).

  4. 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...

  5. Equine physiotherapy: a comparative view of the science underlying the profession

    | Contributor(s):: McGowan, C. M., Stubbs, N. C., Jull, G. A.