Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) Equine-assisted learning (EAL)  Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)  Hippotherapy

THERAPY SERVICES

Our licensed therapists utilize clinical therapy techniques
and the horse to improve life skills. 

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interactive THERAPY CLINIC

Our onsite therapy clinic has been designed with your child's needs in mind! Gross motor and sensory integration equipment along with fine motor activities ensure that the goals worked on in the arena can be transferred to a client's daily life.  

UTILIZING EQUINE MOVEMENT

Mane Stream licensed therapists are trained in the treatment strategy of hippotherapy. Our therapy teams utilize the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as part of an integrated plan of care to help our clients improve their everyday life skills.

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OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY

Since the focus of occupational therapy is the use of activity; the horse provides an optimal platform for healing.
The therapist combines traditional treatment methods with innovative rehabilitative techniques utilizing the horse's movement. Children are also drawn to interact
with the horse during sessions.

PHYSICAL
THERAPY

Physical therapists use the walking patterns of the horse to challenge and strengthen core muscles through the trunk and back.  Through repetitive and graded rhythmical movement, the client is given the opportunity to experience more normal movement patterns with subsequent gains in posture, balance, endurance and, ultimately, gait. 

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE
THERAPY

Equine movement addresses speech and language deficits through the use of the physiological systems that support speech and language. Graded sensory input, rhythmic motor input, and the language rich farm environment are utilized  to help improve receptive and expressive language, oral motor planning, articulation and phonology, and pragmatic language skills. 


For more information contact: 
Melanie Dominko-Richards, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
Coordinator of Therapy Services
melanie@manestreamnj.org