At this time, Healing Strides of VA is contracted with Carilion Children’s Pediatric Therapy Department. Physical, Occupational, and Speech Pathologists from Carilion Children’s Pediatric Therapy Department use our horses as a tool as part of an integrated and individualized treatment plan for their patients.
The difference between Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy is that Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding is recreational, a riding skill is being taught. Hippotherapy is medical therapy where no riding skill is being taught but the horse is used as a tool to assist the patient in meeting his or her functional therapy goals.
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