It is a strictly clinical approach guidance, which should only be prescribed by a specialist in neurology and should be accompanied by a neuro-physiotherapist with expertise in neuro-physiology of the horse and your entire central nervous system, so to maximize the ratio of neurological reactions of the animal with the wearer.
The hippotherapy is preferably recommended for people with severe limitations and with little ability to interact with their surroundings. Indicated by way of example some of the conditions where the contribution of this mode is very beneficial:
Hemiplegia and paraplegia
Other diseases of genetic origin
In hippotherapy horse is used as a therapeutic medium. Movements are produced by the movements of the horse (step), the breathing, etc. Which will act on the rider to produce beneficial effects in evolution or development capability did not exist previously lost or reduced.
This mode operates in three areas of rehabilitation or treatment of the individual:
1. Physical - Improved general physical condition, which progresses at various levels:
-Motor: Are there improvements in muscle tone, proprioception, movement coordination, etc..
-Speak: Early expression of words
2. Psychological - When in achieving the targets set each session, the individual receives positive stimuli, which is reflected in increased self-esteem and confidence.
Often also manages the expression of feelings.
3. Social - The establishment of interaction / communication with the horse, with hipoterapeuta and the equestrian center, allows the individual to establish social bonds that will stimulate and strengthen the performance of their social skills.
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