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Hippotherapy

Quantum offers occupational & speech therapy using the horse’s movement to strengthen core, balance, focus and speech improvement for children and adults.

About Hippotherapy

At Quantum Leap Farm, we provide occupational & speech therapy incorporating equine movement as a treatment strategy. With this treatment, a licensed therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded sensory input. For clients recovering from injury or who have physical disability, this is an excellent exercise for improving functional mobility. Facilitated by our licensed occupational therapist and/or speech therapist, sessions are conducted mounted or on the ground.  Patient and therapist develop goals and treatment plans for functional improvements using the horse as a therapeutic tool and exploiting the horses’ movement to benefit the rider.  Goals do not involve horsemanship and are strictly focused on physical improvements in balance, proprioception, range of motion, postural control, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiovascular fitness.  Participants are referred through their physicians and therapists.

“What I see borders on the miraculous because of the way a horse reaches to the heart of somebody, like no therapy ball every could.”

– Miriam Burk

When Rylie was born, she had a stroke in-utero. She was born prematurely, which resulted in her having cerebral palsy. A dreamer and a fighter, Rylie’s goal was to be able to walk by the time she went to school. This is her story.

Mattie is a playful girl with a sense of humor. She was born prematurely on Good Friday and now lives with cerebral palsy. She rides weekly at Quantum Leap Farm with Miss Alexis and Idaho. This is her story.

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David and I are so very grateful to Quantum Leap Farm for these past few months of therapy for Olivia. We have observed so much progress, not only in her physical abilities, but also her speech and language development.

Ruth, Mother of a Participant

To see Tammy's excited face when she rides brings me so much joy. I had searched for a long time for a program she could participate in with no success until now. Thank you for your patience and understanding of her special needs.

Sherry, Sister of Participant

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