CATR is proud to offer a variety of PATH Intl. workshops and certifications, professional clinics and other educational opportunities throughout the year.
AHA Level 1 Treatment Principles
June 7 - 9, 2019 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
This course is 4 days total with 3 days of in person instruction and 8 hours of online study. It is an overview of the principles of hippotherapy, designed for therapists (PT, OT, SLP, PTA, COTA, SLPA) interested in utilizing hippotherapy in their practice.
During the in- person portion of the course the attendee will explore the dynamic system of therapist, patient, horse handler and horse as it is applied in Hippotherapy. Topics include: the history and development of hippotherapy in the US, understanding the biomechanical and sensory interaction of horse/human, horse selection, safety principles, patient and horse selection, precautions and contraindications, patient evaluation, maximizing the effects of equine movement including use of school figures and movement progression, the role of the therapy team members, documentation, business aspects and current research in the effects of equine movement. Adaptive riding instructors, horse handlers, administrators and others interested in hippotherapy treatment principles are welcome to attend, teamed with their therapist. Graduate occupational, physical and speech therapy students must be in their last semester of graduate school to be eligible to attend this course for credit.