Equine Therapy Glen Allen VA

Equine therapy helps treat a wide range of psychological and mental disorders. See below to find equine therapy providers in Glen Allen that give access to equine therapy for autism, equine therapy for disabled children, and equine facilitated learning that help with mutual trust development and children's self-control development, as well as advice and content on animal-assisted therapy.

Glen Allen Chiropractic
(804) 482-4332
11535 Nuckols Rd D
Glen Allen, VA
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Call for your Complimentary consultation today
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy - Ashland
(804) 277-9955
429 England St
Ashland, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Chiropractic Wellness Center Inc
(804) 302-8437
601 North Courthouse Road
Richmond , VA
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Call us today to schedule an appointment!
New and established patients have the availability to schedule an appointment on each day the clinic is open. We also pride ourselves on no waiting and very short waiting times.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc
(804) 217-9210
10120 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Brewer Bruce Ms Pt
(804) 217-9210
10128 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Select Physical Therapy - Richmond
(804) 993-2708
1794 N. Parham Rd
Richmond, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Mechanicsville
(804) 885-0922
7415 Lee Davis Rd
Mechanicsville, VA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Chesterfield
(804) 518-8805
7061 Commons Plaza
Chesterfield, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Richmond Hope Therapy Center
(804) 747-4673
5030 Sadler Pl
Glen Allen, VA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Velocity Sports Performance
(804) 266-2500
4300 Pouncey Tract Rd
Glen Allen, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist

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By Anne Krueger, Barbara Hey & Andrea Reynes

Horses and humans have always had a special relationship. Now, from California to Florida, treatment centers are offering equine-assisted therapy to help people with everything from drug addiction to cancer recovery.

Many of us have seen the positive relationships that can develop between horses and humans. Who can forget Roy Rogers and Trigger? Wilbur and Mr. Ed? But long before Velvet and Pi were bonding in National Velvet, horses were being used to facilitate improved health and well-being in humans. The ancient Greeks documented the therapeutic use of riding horses in 600 B.C., and the first study of the value of riding as therapy was reported in 1875, when a French physician used it as a treatment for a variety of neurological and psychological disorders.

Today, scientific literature supporting the value of equine-assisted therapy abounds. At least 10 studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown animal-assisted therapy—of which equine therapy is a common form—is effective in treating conditions such as anxiety, autism, dementia, depression and attention-deficit disorder, as well as eating disorders and other emotional and mental illnesses.

Equine therapy continues to gain in popularity. In Tennessee, at Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, horseback riders with spina bifida experience the exhilarating rolling movement of walking for the first time, via the four legs of a horse rather than their own two. At Green Chimneys in upstate New York, horses from Iceland, donated from Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton, help kids with emotional problems learn how to feel independent and self-confident. And from California to Florida, treatment centers are offering equine-assisted therapy to help people with everything from drug addiction to cancer recovery.

Why horses? They’re big and powerful, which means those riding and grooming them must overcome fear and develop confidence. Indeed, working with a horse can be a challenge. Horses have a way of seeing right through you; they see your fear, your feelings of inadequacy and your sorrow, according to research published by Edward J. Cumella, PhD, director of research at the Remuda Ranch treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz. “Horses’ sensitivity to nonverbal communication assists patients in developing greater awareness of their own emotions and nonverbal cues, as well as the role of nonverbal communication in relationships,” Cumella reports.

Like us, horses have different personalities, and what works for one horse won’t work for another. Horses also require people to be engaged and to persevere in challenging physical and mental work, a characteristic that comes in handy when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in life, whether it’s an eating or behavioral disorder, a handicap or a serious illness.

A horse can become a nonjudgmental friend, but often its rider must adapt or change his or her behavio...

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