Level I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles

Level I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles

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Early Registration Deadline

Feb 9-11, 2019

Quantum Leap Farm, Odessa, FL

January 19, 2019

March 1-3, 2019

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center, Naples, FL

February 7, 2019

April 4-6, 2019

Skyline Therapy Services, Edgewood, NM

March 21, 2019

May 19-21, 2019

Saddle Up!, Franklin, TN

April 28, 2019

May 29-June 2, 2019

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding

May 10, 2019

September 6-8, 2019

UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Goffstown, NH

August 16, 2019

The AHA, Inc. Level l course is the first of our Foundation Courses and attendance and participation in all 4-days of this course is required. It is designed for therapy professionals to learn about hippotherapy as a treatment tool/strategy and members of their treatment team. It is recommended that therapists have at least 2 years clinical experience in their field treating and handling patients they plan to treat with a variety of tools and strategies before attending.  The focus of this course is a comprehensive overview of all facets of hippotherapy as a standard practice therapy tool/strategy within the scope of practice for occupational therapy, physical therapy and/or speech-language therapy professionals. Hands on practicums are available in this course. The curriculum may be utilized only under conditions set forth by AHA, Inc.

This course will teach the therapist the principles of hippotherapy (skillfully manipulated equine movement), the history and the application into a patients Plan of Care, the protocol to match the horse to the patient and determine the horse’s movement and pattern as well as therapist facilitation needed to address the impairment that affects the participation restriction to address the function outcome.  Precautions and contraindications, documentation and billing, research, practicums for therapists to feel the impact of equine movement with clinical decision application for matching horse and patient and a live treatment demonstration with feedback. 

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