Physical and Occupational Therapy with Horsepower

The Children's TherAplay Foundation, Inc. is the largest pediatric hippotherapy facility in the country, providing physical and occupational therapies using equine movement as a treatment tool for children with special needs such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, developmental delays, and more.

Our therapists combine a sensory-rich, child-centered clinic with hippotherapy – physical or occupational therapy using the horse as a treatment tool – to provide inputs that help children reach their developmental goals. 

A child with a special need wants to learn, develop and achieve all the things their siblings and peers do. Children's TherAplay helps make their dreams of independence a reality. 

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Please return completed New Patient Information Forms to Dawn Fisher at dfisher@childrenstheraplay.org  

Children's TherAplay COVID-19 Protocols

At this time, we will operate our normal business hours of 8-6 M-Th and 8-5 on F at full capacity of onsite sessions, which is six children an hour, three in the clinic and three in the arena. Masks are required for everyone in the waiting room and any time you are in close contact with a child, regardless of vaccinnation status.

As of October 28, 2021, masks are also required for all volunteers and staff, regardless of vaccinnation status, in our hippotherapy arena. As the cold weather months roll in, our arena garage doors will be closed, making our arena an indoor space. 

Thank you for your adherence and understanding in helping us keep our TherAplay kiddos safe. Please call the front office with any questions regarding our COVID-19 policies: 317-872-4166. 

Who Do You Serve?

We provide individualized, one-on-one physical and occupational therapy in our clinic and on horseback for Central Indiana children, ages 18 months to 13 years, who have special needs.

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Do You Accept Health Insurance?

Yes! We are a licensed medical facility, and accept third-party commercial health insurance, Indiana Medicaid, Children's Special Healthcare Services, and private pay.

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Beginning Treatment

Wondering if treatment at Children’s TherAplay is a good fit for your child? Check out our program parameters, in-network health insurance carriers, and steps to patient referral.

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840
Treatments per month

15
Therapy horses

Top 5%
of United Way partner agencies

$81
of each treatment funded by donations

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