Legend Equestrian is now second home to ATLANTIC REHABILTITATION INSTITUTE, Physical therapy and Hippotherapy.
HIPPOTHERAPY is a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. A foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities.
For thousands of years humans have been dependent on horses for battle, transporting food and exploring new horizons. But horses are also very therapeutic for AUTISM. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CEREBRAL PULSY, VETERAN’S POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), Physical Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries. Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation, Sports Injuries, Manual Therapy, Trigger Points and Acupressure, Headaches and Stress Relief, Joint Replacement, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Injury Prevention, Laser Therapy, Neck and Back Pain, Pain Management, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and more…
HIPPOTHERAPY is the use of horses and equine-assisted activities to achieve goals that enhance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills for people who have disabilities. It does not only focus on the therapeutic riding skills but also the development of a relationship between horse and rider. It uses a team approach in order to provide treatment for the individual with the guidance of riding instructor.
HIPPOTHERAPY develops: Sensory Integration, Balance, Posture, Coordination, Attention Span, Speech/Language, Focus, Muscle Tone, Following Directions…
The program uses a variety of state of the art equipment, Equicizers, proprioception and balance equipment and real horses in a protocol specifically matched up with the students, based on their sizes, abilities, and personalities. Depending on the students ability lessons may include Grooming, Bathing, Tacking up before lesson, untacking after lessons, Leading the horse, and riding.
Tel: (908) 904 4000
Fax: (908) 904 4444
1800 Millstone River Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844