All of our therapists are fully licensed and receive regularly scheduled training and education to ensure their services are of the highest quality.
The characteristic movements of a horse can be used as part of therapy to achieve functional goals for a child. In addition to their regular licensure, some of our therapists are certified through the American Hippotherapy Association. In performing this type of therapy, the child is positioned on the horse, and the therapist directs the movement of the horse, analyzing how the child responds to its movement, and adjusting the treatment acccording to these responses. Care and grooming of the horse may also be included in a hippotherapy session to develop various motor, or sensory skills.
The Physical Therapist combines the effect of equine movement to promote the child's gross motor skills related to sitting, standing, and walking. The Occupational Therapist combines the effect of equine movement to promote the child's fine motor and sensory motor control. The Speech-Language Pathologist uses equine movements to facilitate physiological systems and language skills that support speech and language development.