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, co-ordination 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