Horses create a dynamic, three-dimensional movement that cannot be reproduced in a traditional clinic setting. The natural gait or stride of the horse, coupled with the animal's warmth, provides numerous benefits, including:
When the horse's movement is transferred to the patient through hippotherapy, it produces a combination of sensory, motor and neurological input that we use to treat a wide variety of diagnoses. These include:
"The progress Cole has made is beyond anything we could have imagined. It is heartwarming to know your child is loved by everyone here."
"We feel very blessed to have become a part of the Children's TherAplay family of therapists, staff and other families."
Suzanne, Children's TherAplay mom
"Brendan squeals and claps when we pull into the entrance at Children's TherAplay. He's made so many gains since he started. The horse is amazing."