The term hippotherapy refers to a treatment strategy that incorporates the beneficial rhythmic and multi-dimensional movement of the horse to engage the sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems. Hippotherapy used as one of the treatment strategies, is practiced by licensed physical and occupational therapists and speech/language pathologist professionals. This treatment strategy is used as part of an integrated plan of care.
Clients with a variety of diagnoses including neuromuscular disorders, cognitive impairment, sensory-processing dysfunction, and social-emotional disorders can benefit from incorporating hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.
Windrush Farm offers occupational and physical therapy through its partnership with Reinbow Therapy. LLC owned by Monica Wu MSS. OTR/L HPCS. Monica is a an experienced occupational therapist and seasoned horse professional. Sessions are booked directly with Reinbow Therapy, while the classes take place in the indoor arena or in the sensory gardenl at Windrush Farm in North Andover.
Clients range from two years old to adulthood.