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April is National Occupational Therapy Month


We wanted to share a little more about Occupational Therapy during National Occupational Therapy Month!


Occupational therapy is a skilled service provided by a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT). OTs help people across the lifespan participate in their daily occupations and live life to the fullest. An occupation is not just a work related task, although it can be. It is a task that people want or need to do. This may include:

✅Dressing

✅Making meals

✅Participating in age appropriate play

✅Going to school

✅Managing bills and

✅Participating in self-care tasks


The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.


The benefits of utilizing horses as a treatment tool is extensive! Swipe through our image to view some of the benefits! OT/SLP/PT + equine movement = maximizing therapy outcomes & reaching goals!


Learn more about our non-profit at www.makingstridesfoundation.org.

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