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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our mission: TherapyWorks NW desires to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies to children with disabilities who would otherwise be denied adequate services due to financial limitations; thereby helping children to reach their full potential to participate in society and enjoy living.
At TherapyWorks NW, we utilize hippotherapy as a therapeutic treatment strategy in conjunction with our physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. During a hippotherapy treatment session, equine movement is purposefully manipulated by a licensed therapist to engage a child’s physical and sensory systems in order to create functional change. The horses we work with are an integral part of helping many of our pediatric clients with disabilities meet their therapy goals.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
23% of our total programs and services are horse-related.