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The Effect of Hippotherapy on Balance Ability in Subjects with Balance Disorders

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dc.contributor.advisor Garner, Brian
dc.contributor.author Kelley, Lauren Patricia
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8318
dc.description.abstract Hippotherapy is a type of therapy that utilizes the motion of a horse to facilitate the stimulation and stretching of muscles in people with disabilities in order to increase strength, balance ability and coordination. Though hippotherapy facilitators, patients and their parents claim that this therapy is effective, there are few studies that offer evidence to this claim. Previous studies have utilized subjective evaluations done by trained testers to evaluate balance improvements. This thesis seeks to find quantitative evidence to support the effectiveness of hippotherapy by evaluating the balance ability of subjects throughout a treatment regimen. We will use a force plate and corresponding computer program to record and analyze patient’s balance before, during and after hippotherapy treatment. en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.title The Effect of Hippotherapy on Balance Ability in Subjects with Balance Disorders en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Other en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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