With extensive use of patient videos, group discussion and problem solving, course participants will explore the theoretical and scientific rational and benefits for using hippotherapy as part of a comprehensive plan of care. Exploring the combination with other treatment strategies for specific neurological impairments such as: spasticity, impaired motor control and sensory deficits.
In addition, participants will discuss ways to incorporate principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning and research into their treatment.
Topics to be covered:
- Review of major relevant areas of Central Nervous System
- Common impairments related to motor behavior
- Theoretical and scientific rationale for treatment of a patient with a neurological diagnosis
- Related systems – treating the whole patient
- Therapist treatment approaches – combining clinic and hippotherapy
- Applying principles of motor learning and neuroplasticity in hippotherapy
- Applying research and theory
- Patient problem solving using videos of a patient with a neurological diagnosis
Pre-requisite: AHA Inc. Level 1 and Level II. Please send copy of certificate with registration
This course is a two-day course timeline is 8:30 to 4:30 each day.
Faculty Who teach this course are:
- Lori Garone, MS, PT, HPCS email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bonnie Cunningham, PT, HPCS email: email@example.com
- Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS email: firstname.lastname@example.org