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Benefits of therapeutic ridding

Indisputably the benefits of TR are many and diverse and it is impossible to list all of them since each individual benefits in different ways. However, we can present a general list.

  • promotion of walking (when there is none present) or improvement of walking gait.
  • Normalization of muscle tone (MT): reduction of spasticity, increase of MT in cases of hypotonia, normalization of MT changes)
  • improvement of balance
  • improvement of posture and neck & head control
  • increase of overall body symmetry
  • increase of range of motion
  • improvement of coordination
  • improvement of gross and fine motor function
  • improvement and increase of attention (reduction of distraction)
  • increase/improvement of body awareness
  • improvement of orientation
  • improvement of vigilance
  • improvement of social skills and communication (verbal and otherwise)
  • creation of a multi-sensory environment
  • creation of behavioural boundaries
  • improvement of self-esteem
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