HIPPOTHERAPY

Hippotherapy -- “treatment with the help of a horse” from the Greek word “hippos” meaning horse.

 

An occupational, physical or speech therapist utilizes the horse’s movement to achieve functional outcomes:

  • Postural strength

  • Range of motion

  • Endurance

  • Ability to concentrate and follow directions

 

In hippotherapy, the horse influences the client rather than the client controlling the horse (as in therapeutic riding). Hippotherapy establishes a foundation to improve physical strength, neurological function and sensory processing.

 

Hippotherapy is a tool in the therapies offered by physical and occupational therapists, and speech/language pathologists with St. Vincent Pediatric Rehabilitation. 

 

To learn more... please call St. Vincent, (317) 338-Grow (4769).  

(317) 733-9393       

P.O. Box 721, Zionsville, IN 46077     

7444 W. 96th Street, Zionsville, IN

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