Joann has been practicing Physical Therapy for more than 30 years, specializing in the use of Hippotherapy for children and adults. She has a background in neuro rehab, and currently specializes in pediatrics/early intervention, working in the Los Angeles area. She has taught about Hippotherapy internationally as a Faculty Coordinator with the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, Inc). She is Board Certified as a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. She served on the board for the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. and the American Hippotherapy Certification Board (AHCB). She
was a recipient of the AHA Therapist of the Year in 2017. She serves on the Adaptive Sports Committee with the USEF, and is a Para-Equestrian Classifier for the USEF and the FEI for competitive dressage, driving and reining for athletes with disabilities
Financial: Joann Benjamin is an independent contractor for the AHA, Inc. and receives a fee from AHA, Inc. for instructional services.
Non-Financial: Joann Benjamin is a member of the AHA, Inc.