Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Healing Reins is establishing our own clinic at our new Tumalo home for  both pediatric and adult physical therapy that includes horses and the farm setting.

Why Horses?

Physical therapists use the walking patterns of the horse as part of their integrated plan of care to help their clients to improve core strength, postural stability, balance and coordination, joint mobility, endurance, gait, sensory integration, and to increase overall function. The movement of the horse is multi-dimensional and stimulates what a normal walking pattern should feel like: it is rhythmic, consistent, and predictable.

A typical session includes 30 minutes on horseback partnered with your physical/occupational therapist as well as 30 minutes in a clinic setting.

Conditions/diagnoses that can benefit from physical therapy using the movement of the horse include: Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Postural Instability, Genetic Syndromes, Functional Curvature of the Spine, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Dysfunction, Developmental Delay.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact us by filling out the form below.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Participant Information Form

Meet our Healing
Herd of Horses

The equine members of our team are hugely important to us and are chosen very carefully. The ideal therapy horse is sound and unflappable, with a been-there-done-that attitude. Our herd members have had careers in dressage, high school equestrian teams, trail riding, ranch work, and more. Miles and experience add up to the quiet, assured horses our participants need.

Meet Them