Physical therapy (incorporating hippotherapy as a treatment tool):
Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated care plan.
As a treatment tool, each step of the horse, when carefully integrated into a treatment plan by a trained therapist, has the potential to produce a powerful neuromotor input that can help the patient improve their function and get closer to their treatment goal.
The therapist directs the movement of the horse; analyzes the patient’s responses, and adjusts the treatment accordingly.
LTR Physical Therapy (incorporating Hippotherapy) Provider:
Catherine Wycoff, PT, DPT, GCFP, HPCS – of Kinetic Balance, a local holistic physical therapy practice
For more information on this service please contact us.