OT/PT Services

SARI is proud to offer OT/PT Services using hippotherapy as a treatment modality.

Sessions: 8-10 week blocks, offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions

Hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuro motor and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes.  

Physiotherapy treatments focus on developing balance by improving core stability.  The movement of the horse influences movement of the pelvis and spine and positioning on the horse can help improve range of motion, strength, posture and postural control.
Occupational therapy treatments focus on how the movement of the horse impacts the whole person, providing input that the therapist can alter to physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional systems to address daily living skills.

Space in this program is very limited. Decisions on participation will be at the discretion of the therapist in consultation with SARI’s Program Manager.

Please contact SARI by phone at 519-666-1123 or email office@sari.ca for more information.