Hippotherapy

According to the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc., ”The term Hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech and language 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”.