Horseback physical, occupational and speech therapy openings available

Staff Report

BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre, 4950 Route 173 in Poplar Grove,  has immediate openings available for physical, occupational and speech therapy.

BraveHearts offers various types of therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy as well as therapy in a clinic setting.

Hippotherapy is a treatment utilizing equine movement as part of an integrated intervention plan to achieve functional outcomes.

Equine movement provides multidimensional movement that is rhythmical and repetitive, yet variable, and helps to facilitate trunk strength, core stability and overall muscle tone.

Hippotherapy, as a treatment strategy, along with equine-assisted activities can be an effective palate for promoting neurophysiological functions which support a wide range of meaningful and daily living skills.

Many participants can benefit from hippotherapy as a treatment strategy including those with: cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury or stroke as well as many more diagnoses.

BraveHearts accepts certain insurance companes for coverage and also works closely with the Division of Specialized Care for Children and Early Intervention.

BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre offers traditional therapy to participants of all ages, has a clinic with two private therapy rooms as well as a large therapy area for services and has a state of the art facility that is equipped with two large, heated, indoor areas.

For more information about BraveHearts or to determine if hippotherapy could be beneficial for you or someone you know visit braveheartsriding.org or call 815-765-2113.

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