We are looking forward to the following course offerings in 2018
“I wanted to let you know that although every minute of the 4 day training was for me, extremely meaningful and valuable, the relationship between the pelvis of the horse and the human, stands out as the crux of hippotherapy. I’ve begun to share it, and will continue to share it with my horse handlers/ volunteers/ and parents, etc. as it really drives home how the horse transfers his movement to the client.”
MaryEllen Terpstra– Level I
American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, Inc.) Sponsored Courses- Held at Special Strides
NeuroConnection April 14 and 15, 2018
Instructors: Bonnie Cunningham MA PT HPCS and Lori Garone MS PT HCPS
April 13, 2018 —1 day course/clinic
This AHA, Inc. approved workshop will introduce participants to long lining techniques to improve the quality of movement in their horses. It is designed for therapists, their horse professional and/or adaptive riding instructors working as a team to achieve the greatest therapeutic use of equine movement.
Level II Treatment Principles August 10-13, 2018
Instructors: Bonnie Cunningham MA PT HPCS and Meredith Bazar CCC-SLP, HPCS
Exploring (dis) Abilities 2.0 April 8, 2018
Further Exploration…. (dis) Abilities of the Motor and Sensory Systems
A One-Day Course designed for PATH Certified Professionals
This course will explore the realm of Motor and Sensory Systems at a deeper level providing the instructor with an understanding of their connection to the performance of horsemanship skills. A deeper understanding of these systems promotes insight into planning allowing for greater success for all riders.
Instructors: Susie Rehr PT HPCS, Jane Burrows DPT HPCS
Clinical Specialist in Hippotherapy Examination Review Course–
June 9, 2018
Instructor: Susie Rehr, PT HPCS
For more information, contact Susie Rehr PT HPCS at Srehr@specialstrides.com
Exploring Clinical Decision Making for OT’s, PT’s and SLP’s Utilizing Hippotherapy in Their Practice
June 10, 2018
This one day course will investigate how, when and why clinical decision making affects the treatment planning and success of “expert” clinicians. Utilizing a variety of techniques and tools, a clinician can ascend the decision making tree and never feel like they are “going out on a limb without a net”.