Rehabilitation, Education And Assessment Centre For Hippotherapy
Who we are
REACH is a charity dedicated to assisting disabled people through the use of horses.
We provide a combination of therapies including:
- Pony Petting,
- Pat Therapy
Hippotherapy is a specialist physiotherapy intervention that uses the 3 dimensional movement of the horse in walk to correct and improve movement balance core strength in the person on the horse It has been shown to benefit children with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injuries and many other people with movement disorders. Research has shown that the functional ability of these people improves following a course of Hippotherapy and can be maintained over a follow up period. Children with autism and other learning disabilities have also benefitted from this form of therapy.
Our mission is to provide high quality assessment and rehabilitation programmes using the horse to provide a treatment strategy for adults and children with physical mental social and learning disabilities and as such allow more people to benefit from Hippotherapy and associated services