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Hippotherapy literally means "treatment with the help of the horse." It refers to the horse as a therapeutic tool in which the patient sits on the horse and accommodates, with automatic reaction to the three-dimensional swinging motion of the horse's back at a walk. The patient does not attempt to influence the horse in any way but merely reacts to the influence that the movement of the horse has on him.
The utilization of hippotherapy as a therapeutic treatment tool may enhance or promote a patient's level of independence. Our therapists have special training in the use of the horse as an integral part of the treatment plan.
The hippotherapy team is comprised of:
Hippotherapy is beneficial for children and adults with mild to severe movement dysfunction or cognitive deficits such as:
A physician or nurse practitioner's referral for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech-language pathology is required.
For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).