hip·po·ther·a·py Pronunciation: /ˌhi-pə-ˈther-ə-pē/ Function: n : physical therapy in which a patient (as one affected with cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis) sits or lies on the back of a horse for the therapeutic effect of the horse's movement
How Do I Get Started?
For more information on Physical Therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment tool at Buckaroo Barn, please call Kristye Chastang, physical therapist, at 251-604-3904. Physical Therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment tool does require a physician's referral.
Absolute Contraindications for Hippotherapy
Active mental health disorders that would be unsafe
Acute herniated disc
Chiari II Malformation with symptoms
Down Syndrome under three years old
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Coxa Arthrosis-degenerations of the hip joint; the femoral head is flattened
Uncontrolled Grand Mal seizures
Hemophilia with a recent history of bleeding episodes
Indwelling urethral catheters
Medical conditions in acute exacerbation (RA, HNP, MS, Diabetes, etc)
Unstable spine including unstable internal hardware
"I am so grateful God has blessed us with this opportunity. I have seen progress with children unlike any other therapy setting. The horses are a catalyst to their progress." Kristye Chastang, P.T. Registered Therapist in Hippotherapy
Kristye Chastang, P.T. 39821 Duffee Lane Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251-604-3904 Fax: 1-866-284-1809
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