Sitting, standing, or laying on a horse gives access to otherwise out-of-reach therapy tools. The warmth, impulsion, rhythm, and repetition of the horse provides the client with incomparable levels of highly beneficial neuromotor input. Everything about the horse is relevant to the client’s therapy progress, from its girth to its gait, making an hour-long hippotherapy session enormously impactful.
At Carolina Therapeutic Ranch, every client is accompanied by three adults – an AHCB (American Hippotherapy Certification Board) Therapist and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), either a Physical Therapist (PT/PTA) or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), and a trained horse leader. Every week, all clinicians providing hippotherapy are observed and supervised by two fully certified Carolina Therapeutics therapists, a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and/or a fully licensed Occupational Therapist.