What is Hippotherapy?
Hippotherapy is a treatment approach that uses the movement of the horse to enhance neuromotor function and sensory processing. The benefits of hippotherapy can be improvement of coordination, balance, strength, posture, control of fine motor skills articulation and increasing cognitive skills.
Additional benefits include, increasing self-confidence and relationship skills. Therapists use traditional techniques such as NDT (neurodevelopmental treatment) and SI (sensory integration) along with the movement of the horse as part of their treatment strategy.