Physical Therapy

Through a collaborative relationship with Treehouse Therapies, Healing Reins offers both pediatric and adult physical therapy that includes horses and the farm setting.

Physical therapists use the walking patterns of the horse as part of their integrated plan of care to help their clients to improve core strength, postural stability, balance and coordination, joint mobility, endurance, gait, sensory integration, and to increase overall function. The movement of the horse is multi-dimensional and stimulates what a normal walking pattern should feel like: it is rhythmic, consistent, and predictable, and cannot be duplicated by any piece of equipment found in a physical therapy office.

Conditions/diagnoses that can benefit from physical therapy using the movement of the horse include: Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Postural Instability, Genetic Syndromes, Functional Curvature of the Spine, Brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Dysfunction, Developmental Delay and others.

Physical therapy services typically include 30 minutes on the horse and 30 minutes in the on-site clinic.  In a 30-minute session, a client will receive over3,000 “steps” or movement challenges that can help facilitate integration of all systems of the body.

Get started today!

  1. Complete the Healing Reins Application for Therapy, then
  2. Contact Treehouse Therapies at (541) 389-1848 to schedule an appointment.

Pediatric physical therapy services are provided by:

Lori Tabor PT, DPT

Laurie Schick PT, HPCS

Adult physical therapy services are provided by:

Trudi Trygg PT.