What is Hippotherapy/Equitation?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Hippotherapy is a treatment that uses the multidimensional movement of the horse; from the Greek word "hippos" which means horse. Specially trained physical, occupational and speech therapists use this medical treatment for clients who have movement dysfunction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 3 3
Balance problems 2 3
General health 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 3

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hippotherapy/Equitation

Side effect Patients
Concussion 1

Why patients stopped taking Hippotherapy/Equitation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped going to Hippotherapy/Equitation

Duration

Stopped going to Hippotherapy/Equitation

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hippotherapy/Equitation.