Efficacy of Hippotherapy in the Pediatric Population: a Review of the Literature

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Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.

60 Township Line Road 
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Conference Room G1/G2

This lecture will focus on the use of hippotherapy as a therapeutic intervention for children with varying diagnoses. Hippotherapy will be defined and the current evidence regarding the use of hippotherapy as a treatment intervention, provided by both physical and occupational therapists, will be presented. Diagnoses covered will include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, and Spinal cord injury.

Course Level: Introductory

Target Audience: Physical therapists and occupational therapists

Course Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. State the difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding.
  2. Identify 2 indications for the use of hippotherapy for the treatment of the pediatric patient.
  3. Describe common techniques used in hippotherapy and the expected outcome for the intervention.

Speakers: Dawn Floege OTR/L, Trish Crane DPT

5:30-6:30 - Registration
6:00- 6:10 - Introduction
6:10-7:10 - Efficacy of Hippotherapy in the Pediatric Population: a Review of the Literature

Contact Hours: 1 (0.1 CEUs); An application for CEUs has been submitted to the PA State Board of Physical Therapy and the American Occupational Therapy Association

Cost: Free

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For questions, contact:

Sheila Wallace, Education Coordinator
MossRehab Education Institute

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Satisfactory completion of the continuing education unit requirement consists of full attendance with monitored sign in/out sheets as well as completion of a course evaluation form which includes self-assessment of learning outcomes.