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    Programs that offer a form of treatment for individuals who have movement dysfunction that uses the multidimensional movement of the horse to improve neurological function and sensory processing. The horse's walk provides sensory input through movement which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The resultant movement responses in the client are similar to human movement patterns of the pelvis while walking. The variability of the horse's gait enables the therapist to grade the degree of sensory input to the client, then use this movement in combination with other clinical treatments to achieve desired results. Hippotherapy can improve balance, posture, mobility and function; but may also affect psychological, cognitive, behavioral and communication functions. It is typically offered by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists who have been trained in the process.

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    Crooked Fence Farm Therapeutic Horse Riding CenterOffers custom tailored riding programs for persons with mental health disabilities as well as regular riding lessons, showing and training of horses.IndianaTherapeutic Horse Riding CenterCrooked Fence Farm
    Leg Up Farm, Inc.Therapy services: •Physical therapy •Occupational therapy •Speech therapy •Therapeutic horseback riding, and •Nutritional services. Educational programs: •Matthew's Town Social networking: •Group therapy for kids and adults Caregiver support: •Respite services, support groups Community collaboration: •Youth programs •Summer Camps YorkLeg Up Farm, Inc.Leg Up Farm, Inc.
    Quest Therapeutic Services - HippotherapyAt Quest Therapeutic Services, we infuse our extensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy expertise into a unique form of treatment called hippotherapy. This type of therapy uses our well-trained horses as part of an overall treatment program to improve your child’s gross motor, fine motor, and communication skills. More than just horseback riding, hippotherapy uses the rhythmic and repetitive movements of a horse to increase your child’s posture, balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination. The many textures, sounds, sights, and movement experiences of working around a horse provide an enriched sensory environment. Not only does your child gain from the physical benefits of being on a moving horse, but they reap the emotional and social rewards of interacting with a horse. With guidance from a therapist, a horse can be a strong motivator for a child to speak and move, making hippotherapy an effective, comprehensive, and fun treatment approach. Quest Therapeutic Services is the premier hippotherapy center serving Pennsylvania and Delaware. We are long-standing members of the American Hippotherapy Association and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). As a NARHA Premier Accredited Center, we adhere to all NARHA safety guidelines and provide direct hands-on participation with your child at all times. Parents and relatives are always encouraged to be active participants in the overall treatment plan.Chester*Main Site (Quest Therapeutic Services)Quest Therapeutic Services

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