Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS

Lesley has been incorporating equine movement in her therapy practice since earning her Master of Science/OT in1988 from University of Indianapolis. She became an adaptive riding instructor in 1981, prior to earning her degree. Lesley was responsible for incorporating special needs riders into the Hamilton County (IN) 4-H Horse & Pony project which successfully completed its first year in 1999. She started ACTS Therapy and TherAplay clinics, has served on the Indiana Governor’s Council for Infants and Toddlers, Board of Directors for the Agape Therapeutic Riding
Center, Indiana Horse Council/EAP Committee, and the Board of Directors for both the Indiana Dressage Society and American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. Lesley has practiced in the areas of industrial rehabilitation, upper extremity rehab, home health, pediatrics with a sensory integration focus and currently supervises a rehab team of 33 therapists in acute care. Lesley is an active equestrian and has successfully competed in combined training, hunters and dressage.

Faculty Disclosure

Financial:  Lesley Lautenschlager is an independent contractor for the AHA, Inc. and receives a fee from AHA, Inc. for instructional services.

Non-Financial:  Lesley Lautenschlager is a member of the AHA, Inc.