Help Disability Support

Enhancing the lifestyle, independence and ambitions of people with disability

Equine Assisted Physiotherapy

Equine Assisted Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy & HORSES

 

WHAT IS HIPPOTHERAPY?

Hippotherapy, a relatively rare form of physiotherapy which is aided by a horse, and used in Australia to treat people with disability. Hippotherapy uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. 

It can help with everything from postural control, balance, coordination, and endurance, to range of motion, attention, and strength. But it’s not just about the physical benefits - it also has incredible mental health and social benefits too.
Unmounted TherapyMounted Therapy

 

benefits

Our therapist assesses and continuously monitors clients with disability, and their responses to movement inputs provided by the horse. A variety of positions and exercises can be prescribed during treatment to reach individualised goals.
 

meet the facilitator

Sally O'Brien
Physiotherapist and RDA Level 1 Qualified Coach

Treatments are delivered by Physiotherapist, Sally O’Brien, who is trained in utilising Hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. Clients are also supported by a horse handler, side-walker support persons and of course, a horse.

Sally O'Brien
Physiotherapist and RDA Level 1 Qualified Coach

Treatments are delivered by Physiotherapist, Sally O’Brien, who is trained in utilising Hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. Clients are also supported by a horse handler, side-walker support persons and of course, a horse.

Parent's tell me what a joy it is to bring their child to therapy. It is very rewarding to see my clients working toward therapy goals with such engagement and enthusiasm

EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH

The American Hippotherapy Association leads the way in resources, training, research, and continuing education for therapists who incorporate horses, horse movement, and the equine environment into treatment. Please click here to access a list of published research on Hippotherapy.

 

COST (NDIS FUNDING)

Hippotherapy can be supported through a participant’s NDIS plan under ‘Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living’. Please contact us for more information on pricing and using your NDIS package.
 

HOW TO ENROL

If you are interested in participating in our Equine Assisted Physiotherapy (Hippotherapy) program at McIntyre Centre, please phone 07 3868 1765 or email us at ndisenquiries@helpenterprises.com.au to find out more.

Once you have registered your interest, we will send through further information and contact you to confirm eligibility.

Location & Bookings:
We're open Mon-Fri ( 8am-4pm).

2963 Moggill Rd, Pinjarra Hills. 
Call 07 3868 1765, or email ndisenquiries@helpenterprises.com.au

Location & Bookings:
We're open Mon-Fri ( 8am-4pm).

2963 Moggill Rd, Pinjarra Hills.
Call 07 3868 1765, or email ndisenquiries@helpenterprises.com.au