(Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language Pathology)
“Hippo” comes from the Greek term for horse, and therapy means treatment, so Hippotherapy means “treatment with the help of a horse.” Hippotherapy is a practice in which physical, speech and occupational therapists employ the horse’s movement as a treatment strategy to improve neuromuscular function, language and fine motor skills.
Hippotherapy (OT, PT, and SLP) relies on the sensorimotor input provided by the horse’s rhythmic and repetitive gaits to prompt a neuromuscular response in the client– a response that mimics the movement the body would ordinarily make while walking.
Greenlock provides therapeutic intervention for children and adults starting at age 2. Therapy services include occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Utilizing the movement of our equine partners, clients work toward their therapy goals. Strengthening, balance, coordination, breath control, and attention are just a few skills that can be mastered using our unique therapeutic approach.
Therapeutic riding uses the magnetic bond between people and horses to teach such skills as listening, balance, gross and fine motor control, as well as a variety of other skills that promote independence and self-confidence.
Therapeutic riding serves people of all ages with all types of diagnoses, including learning, development, emotional and physical issues.