The Vestibular Connection

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Therapy Assistants incorporating hippotherapy in their practice.

Course Objectives:

Following this presentation, attendees will:

  • Identify vestibular anatomical structures
  • Understand the relationship between the anatomical structures and their physiological functions
  • Recognize the connections between the vestibular, oculomotor and somatosensory systems and their combined contribution for postural and visual stability.
  • Perform evaluative procedures and assess findings.
  • Apply appropriate findings in treatment including incorporation of manipulated equine movement and the equine environment.

Pre-requisites: None

Course Faculty:

Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS