Our Therapy Services are conducted by an Occupational, Physical, Mental Health or Speech Therapist (OT, PT, ST). HETRA’s Therapists specialize in Hippotherapy and have been specially trained to use the movement of the horse to facilitate improvements in their client/patient.
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. All goals are therapy directed such as improving balance, coordination, posture, fine motor control, articulation and increasing cognitive skills. Cadenced equine movement offers the therapist a highly effective means of addressing impairments through facilitation of the physiological systems that cannot be achieved by a machine or duplicated in a clinic.