Upcoming Course Schedule

 


Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part I A & B (Webinar Format)

Part I A Foundations Webinar 
(MUST ATTEND THIS WEBINAR FIRST)
**Registration closes one week before the course date

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June 6, 2024-- 6 AM MST to 10:45 AM MST & June 7, 2024-- 6 AM MST to 10:30 AM MST
Faculty: Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS and Gina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS
COURSE REGISTRATION CLOSED

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July 11, 2024-- 6 AM MST to 10:45 AM MST & July 12, 2024-- 6 AM MST to 10:30 AM MST
Faculty: Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS and Gina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS
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Part I B Applications Webinar
(MUST ATTEND PART 1 A FOUNDATION WEBINAR FIRST & COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITE WORKSHEET) 
Preview the prerequisite worksheet here
*Registration closes two weeks before course date

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June 20-21, 2024-- 6 AM MST to 12:00 PM MST
Faculty: Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
REGISTRATION FULL- PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST

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July 25-26, 2024-- 6 AM MST to 12:00 PM MST
Faculty: Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part I (On-site) 

 

September 6-8, 2024
Location: True Friends in Maple Lake, MN
Faculty:  Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
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Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part II (On-site)

June 12-15, 2024
Location: Skyline Therapy Services in Edgewood, NM
Faculty:  Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
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July 25-28, 2024
Location: RED Arena in Dripping Springs, TX
Faculty:  Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS and Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS
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August 2-5, 2024
Location: National Center for Equine Facilitated Learning in Woodside, CA
Faculty:  Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
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September 11-14,2024
Location: Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond, WA
Faculty:  Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS and Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
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October 24-27, 2024
Location: Shining Hope Farms in Mount Holly, NC
Faculty:  Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS and Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
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October 31 - November 3, 2024
Location: TherAplay in Carmel, IN
Faculty:  Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS and Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS
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Lunch & Learn Series (Webinar Format)

JUNE 17th at 12:00pm (MT)

Evaluating the Effect of Equine Conformation on Core Muscle Activation for Use in Hippotherapy

Presenter: Vanessa Royal

Horses vary in their movement based on their confirmation and there is a lack of research into how the physical attributes of the horse affect muscle activation of riders. The purpose of this research is to evaluate how horses with different conformations influence the activation of core musculature, and to understand the most important factors that therapeutic riding centers and PTs consider when choosing horses to use in treatments. 

Member Fee: $45    Non-Member Fee: $55

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JUNE 26th at 12:00pm (MT)

Set Up For Success: Arena Design to Facilitate Pediatric Outcome

Presenters: Meredith Flowers, PhD, DPT, PCS & Beth Stamp, PT, DPT, PCS

There are currently very limited available resources for physical therapists to reference when designing arena environments to facilitate necessary components of physical therapy care, particularly outcome measurement. The information presented in this presentation will be useful for both new and experienced practitioners to expand their knowledge and use of physical therapy outcome measures by providing ideas on ways to adapt arena environments to facilitate fast and frequent outcome measure use.

Member Fee: $45    Non-Member Fee: $55

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JULY 15th at 12:00pm (MT)

OT HIPPOTHERAPY ONLINE VOLUNTEER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Presenters: Remeshwar Narain, OTD, OTR/L

The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 4th edition (OTPF) (AOTA, 2020), lists volunteer exploration and volunteer participation as relevant occupations that could have specific meaning and value to an individual. This suggests that online volunteer educational programs, such as the one described in this article, can improve volunteers’ understanding of OT hippotherapy and the clients they serve. Ultimately, this can increase volunteer participation and hippotherapy team interactions throughout treatment sessions secondary to increased knowledge and understanding of OT and OT hippotherapy services after participating in this program.

Member Fee: $45    Non-Member Fee: $55

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