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Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Phone: 907-345-0050
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Hippotherapy Services

Hippotherapy provides occupational, physical, and/or speech therapy while the client rides a horse. It is an up-and-coming therapy modality that more facilities are embracing and incorporating into their traditional therapy practices. This treatment strategy utilizes the rhythmic, repetitive movement of horses to improve a person's movement and function, including improvements in:

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• trunk strength
• balance
• endurance
• weight bearing
• motor planning
• respiratory control, and
• sensory processing efficiency

Not only are results often seen physically, but riders appear to benefit mentally and emotionally, as well. In short, it is a full body experience to benefit the whole person!

All for Kids currently partners with two equine programs in the Anchorage area to provide year-round hippotherapy services. We work with Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska (EATA) for summer sessions and Haven for fall and spring sessions. At this time, we are able to provide hippotherapy services for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Therapy on horseback opens a world of motivation and experiences to your child, helping them meet their functional therapy goals in a new, fun setting. We welcome any and all questions you may have about hippotherapy and its potential benefits for your child. (Please note that hippotherapy is not appropriate for all children and the benefits/need will be assessed on an individual basis by our certified and experienced therapists.)

More information on hippotherapy is available through the following websites:

• Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska: www.equineassistedtherapyalaska.org
• American Hippotherapy Association: www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org

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