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The use of a specially trained horse as a therapeutic ‘vehicle’ for improving a person’s balance; as the horse sways and rocks, the mounted patient’s pelvic muscles are required to compensate; HP is believed to be useful in patients with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis
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Therapeutic use of horseback riding with the supervision of a trained therapist to provide specific medical benefits to the rider.
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After earning an associate degree, she plans to earn a bachelor's degree in special education, then channel her passion for horses into a career in hippotherapy.
Pal-O-Mine provides a variety of programs which include: Adaptive Riding and Unmounted Horsemanship, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning, Hippotherapy, Military and First Responder Wellness Programs and Corporate Leadership Workshops.
The Unicorn Centre has partnered with member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy, Victoria Warburton, to deliver Hippotherapy, and two people are already benefitting.
Massage therapy, hippotherapy (riding horses), and music therapy help with my social skills and also reduce my stress.
Rugelj, "Postural stability after hippotherapy in an adolescent with cerebral palsy," Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, vol.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation includes kinesitherapy: controlled stretching, muscle strenthening (1h per day, 5 times per week), hydrotherapy, underwater massage, parafango, cryomassage, vibrations, thermo-therapeutic modalities, functional electrical stimulation/biofeedback, hippotherapy, neuromuscular facilitation according to the Bobath concept [7-9].
Ms Sargeant, from Buckley, has been a regular visitor to Clwyd Special Riding Centre in Llanfynydd since losing the use of her legs, receiving "hippotherapy" - physiotherapy on horseback.
Houry had to travel to Texas in the US to receive training and certification in hippotherapy, a form of physiotherapy using the movement of a horse to replicate the sensory and motor output of the human pelvis in walking.
Although it is similar to the use of therapeutic devices in a clinic, such as swing or Swiss ball, hippotherapy offers more sensory-motor stimulation and a link between rider and horse that cannot be artificially simulated in clinics or with a lifeless horse.
This study took place in the context of exploring the effectiveness of hippotherapy practice and a newly developed measure called the Hippotherapy Evaluation and Assessment Tool (HEAT).
Department of Hippotherapy Welfare, SungDuk C.University, Yeongcheon 38801, Korea