RET Physical Therapy is now offering hippotherapy at our beautiful new facility in Sumner! Call (253) 863-0654 to learn more.
Hippotherapy is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment with the goal of improving coordination, balance, and strength and improving overall quality of life for our patients!
What to Expect from our Hippotherapy Program
Patients begin care with an initial evaluation from one of our licensed therapists at our Meridian Physical Therapy location in Puyallup. Our team of therapists will work with your physician to coordinate your care and ensure we provide the safest and most effective treatment for each hippotherapy patient. After that, all subsequent treatment will be held at the Sundance Circle Therapeutic Riding Center in Sumner.
What conditions does this kind of therapy treat?
Cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, ataxia, sensory integration disorder, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, genetic disorders, stroke patients, and many more. Please call us at (253) 863-0654 if you would like to learn more and inquire about how a specific condition would benefit from hippotherapy.
Do I need a referral?
Yes. You need a referral for PT, OT or speech and an additional signed release from your doctor. Depending on the condition an additional form or test may be performed to assure the patient can be on the horse. Your therapist will discuss this with you.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment, please call us at (253) 841-3041 or email us [email protected].