Blogs by Rachel Shaw

Rachel Shaw of Rocking Horse Physiotherapy runs her hippotherapy service from RDA Rossington Hall, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1989 and for over twenty years has specialised in the treatment of children with developmental difficulties whilst working in a special school, but has continued working with adults too. Rachel completed her hippotherapy training in February 2016 and has had her own horses for over fifteen years.

 

What is Hippotherapy and How Can It Help Children With Special Needs?

Hippotherapy, derived from the Greek word ‘hippos’, meaning horse, is a form of physical therapy for children and adults that uses the motion of a walking horse to provide therapeutic movement to the rider. It is a treatment that is used to bring about change in children and adults, in areas including balance, strength, sitting posture or sensory deficits. But what should you know about this unique style of therapy?

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