Peer Reviewed Research Articles

Effects of Hippotherapy on Postural Stability in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Silkwood-Sherer D & Warmbier H. (2007) Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 31(2):77-84.

Hippotherapy Effects on Trunk, Pelvic and Hip Motion During Ambulation in Children with Neurological Impairments. Encheff, J.L.P.T.P., Armstrong, C.P., Masternson, P.T.P.; Fox, C.P., & Gribble, P.A.T.C.P. (2012) Pediatric Physical Therapy Fall, 24(3), 242-250.

Effect of Hippotherapy on Perceived Self-Competence and Participation in a Child with Cerebral Palsy. Frank A., McCloskey S., Dole, RL. (2011) Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(3): 301-308.

Hippotherapy: Habilitating Balance Deficits in Children with Movement Disorders. Silkwood-Sherer, D, Killian C, Long T, Martin K. (2012) Physical Therapy. 92 (5):707-717.

Volitional Change in Children with Autism: A Single Case Design Study of the Impact of Hippotherapy on Motivation. Taylor, RR, Kielhofner, G., Smith C., Butler S., Cahil, SM Ciukaj, M.D. (2009). Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 25(2), 192-200.

Changes in Trunk and Head Stability after Hippotherapy: A Pilot Study. Shurlett, TL &  Engsber, JR, (2010)Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(2), 150-163.

Changes in Dynamic Trunk/Head Stability and Functional Reach after Hippotherapy. Shurlett, TL, Standeven JW, Engsberg, JR. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009) 90:1185-1195.

The Effectiveness of Hippotherapy for Children with Language-Learning Disabilities. Macauley B., Gurierrez K. (2004) Communication Disorders Quarterly. 25(4): 207-217.

The Influence of Hippotherapy on the Kinematics and Functional Performance of Two Children with Cerebral Palsy. Haehl, V., Guiuliani, C., Lewis, C. (1999) Pediatric Physical Therapy, 11,89-101.

Improvements in muscle symmetry in children with cerebral palsy after equine-assisted therapy (hippotherapy). Benda W, McGibbon NH, Grant KL. (2003) J Altern Complement Med. Dec;9(6):817-25.

The Effect of Hippotherapy on Postural Control in Sitting for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Hamill D., Washington K., White OR.  (2007)  Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 27(4):23-42.

The Effects of Hippotherapy on Gait Parameters in Children with Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Kwon, J.-Y., Chang, H.J., Lee, J.Y., Ha, Y., Lee, P.K.& Kim, Y.-H.(2011) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 92(5), 774-779.

The Immediate Effects of a Hippotherapy Session on Gait Parameters in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.  McGee MC, Reese NM. (2009) Pediatric Physical Therapy. 21:212-218.

Effect of an Equine-Movement Therapy Program on Gait, Energy Expenditure, and Motor Function in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study. McGibbon NH, Andrade CK, Widener G, Cintas HL. (1998) Dev Med Child Neurol. Nov;40(11):754-62.



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