Hippotherapy uses evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes. The three dimensional movement impulses of a horse at a walk simulates the human gait pattern. This sensory-motor input stimulates the human to respond with adequate movement reactions. Interacting with the horse is highly motivating, stimulating the desire to be participatory rather than a passive onlooker. It has additional social and emotional benefits.
Hippotherapy facilitates sensory and neuromotor development. It promotes an upright body posture, natural muscle tone regulation and mobilization. Hippotherapy improves the sense of balance as well as general fitness and strength. The focus of the hippotherapy sessions depends on the extent of the physical disability and the personal motivation of the client.
usually 60 minutes
The prices for my therapeutic offers comply with the fee guidelines provided by the professional Association For Equine-assisted Interventions (PI):
- 60 minute individual session: 70,- €
- 90 minute group session: 50,- € per participant (maximum 3 participants)
In some cases the Office for Youth Welfare may support some of the therapy expenses. Assistance from private health insurances or fund-raising clubs is also possible.
I will gladly assist you!
We are located next door to Switzerland and Austria near the beautiful lake of Constance in the midst of fields and forests, yet just a short drive from the town centre of Constance