Hippotherapy

Ann offers a unique approach to treating horses with her physical therapy and Myofascial training.

ann-wilkinson-and-equine-riding-therapy-03Hippotherapy Therapeutic riding is a treatment technique used to treat 25,000 patients per day in the United States.

Most diagnoses treated with hippotherapy are of neurological involvement. To the extent in which our patients are involved orthopedically, compensations are made of a neurological nature. Trunk and pelvic floor strengthening, balance and proprioception, joint mobilization, strengthening and stretching are all aspects of treatment addressed in our hippotherapy sessions.

ann-wilkinson-and-equine-riding-therapy-06Patients always report feelings of well-being, improved strength of their legs and trunk, greatly improved posture and the feeling of being blessed with the opportunity to participate in this very specialized type of therapy. Equine Fascial Therapy (EFT) is a hands-on approach to the mobilization of the fascial system of the body. It is a valuable tool for the effective treatment of the horse.

EFT is an effective therapy for lumbo/sacral injuries, inflammation, lameness, chronic injury, behavioral problems, and undiagnosed pain.

Hands on Health is one of the few providers in the area that offer this amazing technique. Ann has been practicing and perfecting the treatment of horses using Equine Fascial Therapy for many years and has had profound success.

Amoga Life (a.k.a. Hands On Health) was been recognized as an “Exceptional Physical Therapy Clinic” since it’s inception in 1990.

Link to Article About Ann’s Equine Therapy

Like Humans, Horses Also Communicate with Their PTs