Equine Therapy Naperville IL

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

Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute
(630) 492-1591
1964 Springbrook Square Dr
Naperville, IL
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Sovereign Pediatric Therapy
(630) 332-2344
1315 Macom D Suite 103
Naperville, IL
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Physical Therapists

Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness Center
(630) 598-9199
5157 Main St
Downers Grove, IL
Promotion
Mention this listing and receive the initial Exam, Consultation, and X-Rays for Free!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Core Physical Therapy - Glen Ellyn
(630) 283-2827
686 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL
Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Manual Therapy, McKenzie Certified Clinic, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Dr. Melissa Wilke
(630) 708-2772
480 East Roosevelt Blvd suite 205
West Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, 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, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Goyke Health Center
(630) 216-9974
1301 S. Route 59
Naperville, IL
Promotion
When you call to schedule your appointment let us know that you found us on Felix and you will receive your initial examination and x-rays at no charge! (a $250 value)
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Williams Chiropractic Center
(630) 633-7737
1617 Ogden Ave
Lisle, IL
Promotion
Free examination on your first visit.
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

ChiroSolutions, P.C.
(630) 909-9953
310 S County Farm Rd St F
Wheaton, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Safe Preferred Chiropractic
(630) 506-8806
106 S Lincoln Way
North Aurora, IL
Promotion
New patients get a free exam and free X-rays if you mention this ad!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

TheraCORE
(630) 559-3345
350 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Geriatrics, Graston Certified Clinic, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

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.

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