Today we have Allie (from @PatchesOfOT on Instagram) talking about her experience at her level 2 placement in hippotherapy! This is a special interest of mine as well, so I was so excited to get her perspective and advice on all things OT and horses! My name is Allie Watkins and I am a current … Continue reading Hippotherapy with Allie
What is hippotherapy? First of all, hippo = HORSE! Not hippopotamus! (Therapeutic use of a hippopotamus would be quite interesting though) ["hippos" in Greek means "horse"] "The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to … Continue reading What is Hippotherapy?