Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Through a collaborative effort with Treehouse Therapies and Trudi Trygg, PT, Healing Reins partners in providing both pediatric and adult physical therapy that includes horses and the farm setting. Clients spend 30 minutes on the horse before going to the clinic for the second 30-minute half of their session.
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.
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 Treehouse Therapies at 541-389-1814 or pediatric clients and Trudi Trygg at 650-303-8526 for adult clients, and fill out the Physical and Occupational Therapy Participant Information Form.