A not-for-profit outpatient pediatric rehabilitation clinic, The Children's TherAplay Foundation provides physical therapy and occupational therapy for special-needs children ages 18 months to 13 years.
Our talented team incorporates the movement of horses, through an innovative therapy called hippotherapy, into pediatric physical and occupational therapy sessions.
Each child's sessions are designed to achieve individual therapeutic goals, which are determined by the Children's TherAplay treatment team in conjunction with the patient and their family.
Therapy sessions are one-on-one and typically include treatment time in our child-focused clinic as well as on horseback.
"Children's TherAplay has done so much for Austin that 'traditional' therapies were not able to do. When we first came to Children's TherAplay ... he didn't know how to move his legs properly or coordinate all the muscles it takes to create a step. In a year's time, Children's TherAplay has taught him how to walk.
"The motion of the horse moving his hips and the core strengthening from holding himself upright on the horse could not have been attained any other way. Today he he able to walk with a gait trainer or by us holding his hands with a little support.
"We owe [Children's TherAplay] so much for expanding our son's quality of life and look forward to his next great strides under the expertise of this wonderful organization, its therapists and its horses."
-- Austin's mom, Jennifer
Below: Austin enjoying his treatment with physical therapist Miss Teresa and facility service dog Dorian in the sensory garden.