Hippotherapy in Shanghai

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We are delighted to announce that a new hippotherapy venture is opening in Shanghai. Hippotherapy is the use of horses to help children move toward their therapy goals. Children with all sorts of diagnoses can benefit from hippotherapy. The natural movement of the horse and the position of the child on the horse can address PT and OT needs; the interaction between the child and horse can work towards speech and social interaction goals.   The main program will not start until the new year. However a sample session is being held at a Hongqiao, Puxi venue on Friday, 24th October from 1:30-3:30 pm. The fee is 350 RMB. The session includes being introduced to the horse and learning a little about how to look after a horse, as well as time spent riding the horse under the guidance of a physical therapist experienced in hippotherapy.   If you are interested or think your child may benefit from hippotherapy, please speak with your child’s therapist. To book a place at the session, please contact Spark directly at 1692301884@qq.com (English or Chinese).

Eliott’s Corner and HOPE Collaborate to Provide Therapeutic Riding

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Eliott’s Corner is now working with HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment) to provide hippotherapy for children with special needs in Beijing. Hippotherapy, or therapeutic riding, is a form of therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor input and a rich sensory experience. Children often develop a special relationship with the horse which can facilitate communication skills. Marc Innerhofer, and Eliott’s Corner physical therapist, works in collaboration with the HOPE team to most effectively utilize this powerful therapy tool. Find out more at HOPE’s web site or by contacting Eliott’s Corner.