Equine Therapy Madisonville KY

Equine therapy helps treat a wide range of psychological and mental disorders. See below to find equine therapy providers in Madisonville 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.

Nhc Healthcare of Madisonville
(270) 821-5564
419 N Seminary St
Madisonville, KY
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Liberty Rehabilitation Psc
(270) 824-9227
100 Ymca Dr
Madisonville, KY
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Active Rehab and Fitness
(859) 757-4418
620 Tennessee Avenue
Lexington, KY
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

KORT Crestwood Physical Therapy
(502) 632-4247
6003 Pleasant Colony Court, Suite 3
Crestwood, KY
Promotion
KORT Offers Appointments within 24 hours and accepts all major Insurances including Workers Comp.

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Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

KORT Shepherdsville Physical Therapy
(502) 354-5430
115 Huston Lane, Suite 3
Shepherdsville, KY
Promotion
KORT Offers Appointments within 24 hours and accepts all major Insurances including Workers Comp.

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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Pro-Care Home Health
(270) 825-9300
436 N Main St
Madisonville, KY
Industry
Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse

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Tradewater Health & Rehabilitation Center
(270) 797-8131
100 W Ramsey St
Dawson Springs, KY
Industry
Physical Therapist

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KORT Summit Hand Center
(502) 694-4138
9424 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY
Promotion
KORT Offers Appointments within 24 hours and accepts all major Insurances including Workers Comp.

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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

KORT English Station Physical Therapy
(502) 694-7114
12935 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
Promotion
KORT Offers Appointments within 24 hours and accepts all major Insurances including Workers Comp.

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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Body Structure
(859) 951-8986
2600 Gribbin Drive
Lexington, KY
Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

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Horse Whisperings

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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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