As many of you know, Finley is in therapy 3 days a week -- and has been for FOREVER. She LOVES her therapists and riding the horses, and IT IS EXPENSIVE! We would LOVE YOUR help in supporting Friends of Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy by making a donation team "FIFI & AUSTIN" fundraising page. Even a small donation will help US achieve OUR goal!
Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Physical Therapy
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy for children of all ages
At Leaps & Bounds, they provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children of all ages in the Inland Empire and Orange County who are at risk for, or who have difficulty participating in typical, age appropriate activities. Their therapists are highly skilled and have dedicated their practice to the specialty area of pediatrics. They strive to implement the most current and best practices to help your child grow by Leaps & Bounds! Therapy services include evaluation, consultation, treatment, home and school program activities that promote typical development and functional mobility. They offer a comprehensive family-centered approach to mulit-disciplinary care… everyone works together with and for you and your child! They are excited to offer the highly evidence-based treatment strategy- hippotherapy- as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, in addition to our recreational therapeutic riding program.
- What is it? Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy used by physical, occupational, and, or speech therapists that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional outcomes (Helps children sit, stand, walk, balance, and MOVE more independently!).
- Who is it for? Children (and adults) with mild to severe neuromuscular and other medical conditions, who have abnormal muscle tone, impaired balance, impaired coordination, impaired communication, impaired sensorimotor function, postural asymmetry, poor postural control, decreased mobility, and limbic system dysfunction related to arousal and attentional skills.
- Why the horse? The horse’s walk provides sensory input through movement, which is variable, rhythmic, and repetitive. The resultant movement responses in the patient are similar to human movement patterns of the pelvis while walking. The variability of the horse’s gait enables the therapist to grade the degree of sensory input to the patient, and then utilize this movement in combination with other treatment strategies to achieved desired results.
- Patients respond enthusiastically to this enjoyable experience in a natural setting! Therapy is FUN!
- We offer hippotherapy services with a physical or occupational therapist, depending on your child’s goals and needs.
- Hippotherapy is billed NO DIFFERENTLY than a clinic-based therapy session.