Learn More About Green Hill’s Different Therapies…
We specialize in hippotherapy because we believe in the healing power of the horse. When a child receives therapy on horseback, they are exposed to more than 3,000 repetitions per half hour created by the rhythmic movements of the horse. The sensory input is key to helping kids improve neuromotor function, strength, flexibility, balance, posture, coordination and speech. Children who come to Green Hill for therapeutic services spend 30 minutes on the horse and 30 minutes in the clinic.
Occupational therapy addresses the building blocks required for a child’s “occupation” or everyday living skills, which can include play, educational tasks and self care activities. Performance components that are frequently addressed through OT at Green Hill include:
- Core strength
- Fine motor skills
- Visual motor skills (including handwriting)
- Sensory processing skills
- Bilateral coordination skills
- Motor planning skills
Movement is a much needed part of social interaction, learning, health and fitness. Physical therapy at Green Hill is primarily focused on gross motor skills and movement. Through strengthening, stretching and re-training the core and extremity muscles a child can advance his or her skills. We use the movement of the horse combined with a more traditional in-clinic model to help our clients improve skills at all levels of function. These skills include:
- Head and trunk control for sitting, standing, and dynamic balance
- Transitions between surfaces (rolling, floor to chair, sit to stand, lying down to sitting up, etc)
- Walking, running
- Climbing, jumping
- Bicycle riding
The buoyancy, support, accommodating resistance and other unique properties of the aquatic environment enhance interventions for patients/clients across the age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and skin diseases, disorders, or conditions.
Aquatherapy interventions are designed to improve or maintain:
- Aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning
- Balance, coordination and agility
- Body mechanics and postural stabilization
- Gait and locomotion
- Muscle strength, power, and endurance
Call us to see how we can help your child (502-244-8011).