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Hippotherapy

Physio & Occupational Therapy

Hippotherapy for people with disabilities is a treatment strategy by specially trained physiotherapists and occupational therapists utilizing equine movement. In Hippotherapy, the horse influences the client rather than the client influencing the horse. The client is positioned on, and actively responds to the movement of the therapy horse. The therapist directs the movement of the horse, analyses the clients responses and adjusts the treatment accordingly.

A therapist/coach team is essential to ensure safe and effective therapy and that the horse used for Hippotherapy is carefully selected and trained to behave in a consistently calm manner and to produce quality movement.

Click here to access the RDAQ Hippotherapy Brochure.

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