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Heartbeats and Hoofbeats – Hippotherapy Provider
We, at Heartbeats and Hoofbeats Therapy, are pleased to offer a wonderful hippotherapy (hippos – Greek word for horse) program for individuals who range in age from 2 to 21. This treatment uses physical, occupational and speech therapy with a patient while they are on a horse. Our therapists are Level 1, 2 and 3 certified in hippotherapy. This treatment has been successfully used in Atlanta, Athens, and the Augusta areas with individuals who have a medical, psychological or emotional diagnosis such as Autism, ADD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury or Developmental Delay.
This is a very safe treatment with three adults per patient per horse. The children and adults have fun and forget that they are in therapy! We have seen many patients accomplish things on the horse they could never do in the traditional therapy setting. We also offer traditional land therapy utilizing Sensory Integrative techniques and Neuro-Developmental treatment. Other adjunts to therapy include Threshold and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. We are proud to offer therapeutic riding instruction and equine assisted psychotherapy for children and adults.
Between the months of May and September, we will be offering Aquatic Therapy for children and adults.