Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy (from the Greek 'hippos', meaning horse) literally means treatment with the horse.

The therapist utilises the rhythmic, three-dimensional movement of the walking horse. A client appropriately positioned on the horse experiences and responds to significant sensory input.

This positions them ideally to develop postural control, equilibrium reactions, balance, coordination and spatial orientation.

There are also psychological, speech, language and cognitive benefits.

Hippotherapy is a treatment carried out by, or under the direction of a specially trained Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.

Hippotherapy

Pegasus RDA Centre, ACT

Pegasus RDA Centre, ACT