What is Spinal Injury?
Spinal Injury usually occurs in accidents such as fall or collision. The symptoms are extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back.
Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body. Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes. Loss of bladder or bowel control can occur as well.
Horse Therapy For Spinal Injury
People who have had a spinal cord injury may have varied levels of impairments from sensory loss to quadriplegia.
A complete spinal cord injury above T-6 is a contraindication for riding, but would not necessarily prevent a client’s participation in other types of equine programs such as driving and unmounted activities.
Many people who have had a spinal cord injury may participate in therapeutic riding lessons, carriage driving or may choose an equine assisted therapy program to address challenges with trunk control or coping with their injury.
(Resources: PATH International)
Other Special Needs Conditions
At Healing Horses Singapore, we provide a range of Professional Horse Therapy Services to help children/teenage/adults with special needs to manage the conditions as listed below. Through the years, we’ve seen significant results of Horse Therapy on child/teenage/adults, their progress is our greatest rewards and motivations!
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Brain Injury
- Cerebal Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Muscle Dystrophy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
*Students with financial issues, can approach us for assistance *Free demonstration on basic horse management will be conducted for students on their 1st session
Terms and conditions:
*Strictly by appointment only
*Training will be conducted at the school’s premises itself and allocation of a private room is needed to conduct.