(610) 489-3741   sebastianriding@verizon.net


Hippotherapy is a treatment approach that uses the movement of the horse to achieve the physical goals of improved posture, balance, mobility and function in select clients who have possess movement dysfunctions.  The word “hippotherapy” means “treatment with the help of the horse.”  Hippotherapy provides a controlled environment and graded sensory input designed to elicit appropriate responses from the client.  This treatment approach does not teach specific skills, but rather provides a foundation of improved neuromotor functioning and sensory processing that translates to daily activities.  These sessions are conducted by a physical therapist (with the aide of a therapeutic riding instructor and volunteers) that will analyze the client’s response and direct the movement of the horse to achieve specific goals.