Equine Facilitated Occupational Therapy
What is it?
Occupational therapy! Outdoors and with our beautiful animals. We can still work on everything a standard OT would work on, but in a totally different setting.
What can we work on?
If there is something you need or want to do, OT’s help you work out the best way you can achieve these goals.
For Equine Facilitated Therapy, we typically work on areas such as;
Emotional self regulation
Upper limb co-ordination (bi-manual skills)
When combined, the development of these skills can have a positive impact on ones ability to perform their activities of daily living.
Not all children work well indoors, and some of us just love horses. Equine Facilitated Occupational Therapy can bring fun and learning together. While still remaining true to Occupational Therapy structures and practices, we facilitate learning journeys with our beautiful horses.
At Two Hearts Therapy we aim to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to allow growth and change.
What does a session look like?
Each session will run for an hour. Your first session will be a meet and greet, where we will get to know each other, fill in necessary paperwork and meet the horses so you are comfortable for your first therapy session.
How often can I attend OT services?
We are able to facilitate multiple sessions a week for clients. Most clients usually attend weekly or fortnightly, but your OT will advise if you are unsure at your initial appointment.
Are you NDIS providers?
We are not currently linking with the NDIS provider program, however if you are self or plan managed you can use your funding with us. You also pay privately.
What is the difference between Hippotherapy and Equine Facilitated Therapy?
While in Equine Facilitated Therapy, you may occasionally have ridden activities, the function of the horse is to be an active and engage-able partner within your therapy journey rather than a mobility facilitator. While both forms of therapy can be of great benefit, we find for our targeted areas there is a wider scope of learnings that can occur through handling and engaging with the horse, with just as much fun.
What do I need to bring?
Any important documentation to your initial session.
After your meet and greet session, please ensure that you are wearing a hat, enclosed shoes and plenty of sunscreen, as most of our sessions are outdoors.
How do I book?
Please contact us here and for a client information form. We will then be able to book in a suitable appointment.