Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
hippotherapy, disability, children, horse, therapy
Hippotherapy is a great choice of treatment for children with physical disabilities. It can improve gross motor function, balance, spasticity, posture, and gait, as reviewed in this paper. It can also have benefits for many other areas in the child’s life, physically or mentally. This form of therapy may be so effective because children often are able to connect to animals and it is fun to ride a horse; they may be more motivated in doing the therapy activities than with a traditional form of treatment.
Brand, Heather, "The Physical Therapeutic Benefits of Hippotherapy on Children with Physical Disabilities" (2018). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 66.