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At Children's TherAplay, we provide more than 750 equine-assisted physical and occupational therapy treatments each month for Central Indiana children, from ages 18 months up to 13 years, who have special needs. 

Many different diagnoses

Kiddos come to us with a variety of diagnoses, both well-known and extremely rare. These include but are certainly not limited to the following:

  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders 
  • Cerebral palsy and PVL 
  • Cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
  • Closed head injury
  • Congenital anomalies 
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Developmental delay 
  • Down syndrome 
  • Functional curvature of the spine
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Motor dysfunction
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular dysfunction
  • Rare diseases
  • Scoliosis 
  • Sensory integrative dysfunction
  • Social/communication delays
  • Spinal bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • And many others

Don’t see your child’s diagnosis listed here?

Treatment at Children’s TherAplay may be a fit for any child who is in need of physical or occupational therapy. Learn more in the Parents section of this site or feel free to contact us. 

Still waiting on a formal diagnosis?

Sometimes it can be helpful to look at a child’s presentation rather than their diagnosis. 

The children who receive treatment at Children’s TherAplay have deficits and/or delays that fall into the following categories.

  • Cognitive function
  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Dynamic postural control
  • Mobility
  • Muscle tone
  • Postural alignment
  • Range of motion
  • Sensorimotor function

Meet the kiddos

And help celebrate their great gains! For some children that means learning to stand, crawl, or walk for the very first time. For others it means being able to get dressed, feed themselves, or participate in the classroom. For all of them, it’s about living life to the fullest.

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As Brayden’s riding the horse, the horse’s movement helps mimic the human gait and the weight-shifting patterns that he needs to learn to better walk on his own and [it] builds up that core muscle strength. …  

It just helps with everything from eating to doing better at school – to be able to stand more upright and turn to look at what the teacher is doing and interact with the other students.

– Brayden’s father, Todd

Get to know kiddo Brayden

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