Hippotherapy helps boy with cerebral palsy

09/9/2012 | Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.)

Hippotherapy, or horse-assisted physical therapy, has not only improved Ryan Woods' sensory perception and strength, but also makes him happy, according to his mother, Michelle, who is active in Southern Tier Alternative Therapies, a nonprofit organization in New York that offers horse therapy to people with disabilities. "Hippotherapy has helped Ryan build trunk control, the warmth of the horse relaxes the high tone that he has in his legs and the gait of the horse provides both sensory perception as well as mimicking the gait of a person, meaning the rider will gain strength by the side-top side, up-and-down, and back-and forth motions," she said.

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