OT using Hippotherapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

At Making Strides Therapy, we combine evidence-based intervention with the power of nature to help clients make progress towards functional goals, which may include the following areas:

  • Hand and Fine Motor Skills

  • Motor Control and Coordination

  • Self-Care and Daily Living Skills

  • Visual-Motor and Perceptual Skills

  • Sensory Processing and Regulation

  • Social Participation

Making Strides Therapy specializes in providing occupational therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment tool as part of an integrated plan of care. The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology professionals use equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes.

The movement of the horse provides a dynamic base of support, making it an effective tool for improving trunk strength, balance, postural control, weight bearing and motor planning. The movement of the horse also offers well-modulated sensory input to vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile and visual systems.

Height and weight limits apply for clients participating in hippotherapy, corresponding to the size of our horses.

Price for OT services
Screening: $100
Evaluation: $250
Treatment session: $190 for 50 minutes
Making Strides Therapy is considered an out-of-network provider and does not bill insurance directly.

Registration is accepted on a rolling basis, depending on availability. Please complete the contact form linked below.