Adaptive / Therapeutic Riding is a wonderful recreational activity
that enhances the rider’s personal development and is beneficial to their health.
Instructors are often confronted with various medical terminologies and conditions,
but what do they all mean and how can I tailor my Adaptive / Therapeutic Riding lesson to the needs of the individual student?
In this two day clinic we will be taking a look at basic human anatomy and physiology related to riding before we move on to common medical conditions seen in Adaptive / Therapeutic Riding. The diagnoses discussed will fall under the categories of orthopaedic, neurological, neuromuscular conditions, and include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis and Sensory Processing Disorder.
To ensure that we meet the needs of each individual Adaptive / Therapeutic Riding student, we will discuss adaptive equipment as well as lesson settings. As there are limitations to participating in Adaptive / Therapeutic Riding, we will also discuss precautions and contraindications as well as alternative activities that might still be a good fit for your student.
This clinic is aimed at people working towards their Adaptive / Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification. There will be a balance of theoretical and practical components during this two day clinic of eight hours per day.
Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. To ensure a personal learning atmosphere, this class is limited to 15 participants.