Hippotherapy Program Development
Hippotherapy literally means “treatment with the help of the horse” from the Greek word, “hippos” meaning horse. Hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated plan of care.
Our hippotherapy program is currently developing and we are excited to begin soon!