Equine Therapy Edmonton

Having Both Mental and Physical Ailments? The Most Suitable Option for You is Equine Therapy.

Equine-assisted therapy is a valuable addition to mental health care. Contact us at Vertex Physio & Performance Clinic immediately to learn more about it.

What is Equine Therapy?

Equine-assisted treatment comes in numerous forms, from occupational and physical therapy to psychiatric counselling. Equine Therapy is an experimental treatment method that improves physical and mental health by utilizing the human-horse bond. There are various types of equine therapy and treatment.

Equine – Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a type of psychotherapy that employs the horse as a therapeutic aid. Self-esteem and personal confidence, communication and interpersonal effectiveness, trust, boundaries and limit-setting, and group cohesion are all addressed in this modality.

Hippotherapy is a type of physical, occupational, and speech therapy that channels the movement of the horse to develop and improve neurological and physical functioning. Hippotherapy is based on the idea that when an individual’s body adjusts the gait, tempo, rhythm, repetition, and cadence of a horse’s movement, their neuromuscular development improves. 

Therapeutic Riding is a type of treatment that employs functional riding skills, equine movement, and a variety of therapy activities to help people achieve specific cognitive, physical, and emotional goals. 

What Conditions Are Treated With Equine Therapy?

Other forms of therapy can be used in conjunction with equine-assisted therapy. It is a suitable treatment strategy for young people, adults, families, and families. In addition, researchers and therapists have used equine therapies to study illnesses. 

A person has a substance use disorder when their use of alcohol or another drug affects their health or causes issues at work, school, or home.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops in certain people following an unpleasant, terrifying, or dangerous incident.
It is a developmental disorder caused by brain differences. ASD patients frequently struggle with social communication and interaction, as well as confined or repetitive habits or hobbies. People with ASD may also learn, move, or pay attention in different ways.
Dementia is a syndrome characterized by loss of cognitive function that exceeds the typical effects of biological aging.
A significant mental and physical ailment, disorders entail intricate and harmful interactions with food, eating, exercise, and body image.

A genetic disease called Down’s syndrome is brought on by faulty cell division that results in extra chromosome 21 genetic material. 

What Are the Benefits of Equine Therapy?

Experience-based therapies, such as equine-assisted therapy, provide more significant improvements in mental health than typical talk therapy alone. Some benefits are:

Understanding and sharing another person’s feelings is what empathy is all about. Horses can detect and take in the emotions of other horses and people because they are herd animals. They can detect environmental disturbances. When you’re upset, it will be agitated and unyielding. Horses may sense mental distress. You can’t try to act around them.

To benefit from equine-assisted therapy, participants must be composed, concentrated, engaged, and tranquil. Horses can help you develop mindfulness, enabling you to pay attention to your fleeting thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and sensations. Since you are not responding to these ephemeral feelings, mindfulness might help you cope with stress.
People with trouble with impulse control and emotional management benefit from equine therapy. Emotional awareness, emotion regulation, self-control, and impulse control are all aided by the requirement to converse gently with horses. It works well to lessen agitation, irritation, and impulsivity.
Equine Therapy at Vertex Physio & Performance Clinic

Equine-assisted therapy has the potential to be an effective treatment for helping people with mental health issues as well as restoring their overall health to normal. At the Vertex Physio & Performance Clinic, clients can engage in “feet on the ground” interactions with horses as part of equine therapy. As a result, clients gain self-confidence, enhanced empathy, behavioural control, stress resistance, and much more with the help and support of our clinical staff. 

Start Your Equine Therapy Today!

To return to living a more comfortable and stress-free life, contact us at Vertex Physio & Performance Clinic. If you’re interested in learning more about the various advantages of equine therapy, book an appointment immediately.