Efficacy of Hippotherapy in the Pediatric Population: a Review of the Literature
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:
- State the difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding.
- Identify 2 indications for the use of hippotherapy for the treatment of the pediatric patient.
- 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
For questions, contact:
Sheila Wallace, Education Coordinator
MossRehab Education Institute
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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.