Therapy on Horseback Carries Rewards - Hippotherapy is a
treatment that uses the movement of a horse. Conditions such as
autism and learning disabilities may benefit from hippotherapy.
Hippotherapy is entering the mainstream and catching on across the
U.S. Treatment can cost up to $200 for a one-hour session, a
MI Pretty Pony
Pastures is a Therapeutic Riding center offering a safe and
enjoyable horse experience for persons with special needs. Our
programs include horsemanship and horse management as well as riding.
Horses Provide Therapy for Students with Disabilities - The
Matheny School in Peapack, N.J., has launched a 10-week therapeutic
riding program to strengthen the muscles of its students with special
needs and boost their confidence. Research, while limited, suggests
riding therapy improves children's gross motor functions, with the
gains persisting after the riding ends.
Euro-Peds North Oakland Medical Centers
Children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular
disorders receive intense physical therapy at the Euro-Pēds clinic,
the world's first and only hospital-based intensive therapy program,
in order to achieve maximum improvement in minimal time. Children with
all levels of involvement are treated and for thousands of children,
it offers treatment options never before explored such as SUIT Therapy
and the Universal Exercise Unit (UEU). Many patients learn to do
things they never did before in their lives - roll, sit, crawl and
even walk. To learn more, visit
The Vitamins and Nutrition Center
and Nutrition Center provides factual information on vitamins
and nutrition, reports on the latest vitamin research and
explains just how vitamins prevent disease.
An alternative to formal meditation
practices with a potential for family and interpersonal team-building
skill development. Guidelines and resources to help you inexpensively
improve your coping and awareness skills through an enjoyable
I Care Now
A new organization is
being formed to provide support and advocacy for people with brain
injuries who are receiving alternative therapies. One of the aims of
the organization is to promote the legitimacy of alternative therapies
and pursue Medicaid funding of them.