Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

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Hippotherapy as a treatment strategy utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated treatment plan and is implemented by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist who is an American Hippotherapy Assciation, Inc. Member Therapist or Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. Horses provide multidimensional movement, assisting in increased trunk strength, control and balance. Benefits include increased range of motion, strength, balance, postural control, endurance, fine motor control and sensory integration as well as improved communication in those with communication disorders. BraveHearts also has a fully equipped outpatient clinic for individuals interested in clinic-only services. Physical, occupational and speech therapy may be billed through insurance. Individuals must be 3 years or older to be on horseback while individuals under 3 years of age can be seen in the clinic.