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 541-389-1848 or pediatric clients and Trudi Trygg at 650-303-8526 for adult clients, and fill 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