A-B Single-Subject Repeated Measures Design
To investigate if any differences are found in motor functioning and function when adding hippotherapy to a
traditional physical therapy program.
The subjects included veterans from various branches of the United States Military. Treatment A consisted of the
traditional physical therapy program with the addition of hippotherapy for 15 weeks. Treatment B consisted of a traditional
physical therapy program for 15 weeks. Veterans were randomly selected to receive either Treatment A or B initially
The initial results of this study showed that there were differences found when adding hippotherapy as an adjunct
therapy to a traditional physical therapy program.
The addition of hippotherapy to a traditional physical therapy program seems to improve motor functioning in an
adult with functional issues.
Roy Lee Aldridge Jr received a bachelor?s degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee in 1990 and an Advanced Physical Therapy
degree in 2001 from The University of Tennessee. Roy received his Specialist Degree in 2004 and his Doctoral degree in 2008 from Arkansas State
University. Roy is a level II certified therapist through the American Hippotherapy Association and is a member of their Board of Directors. Roy has
been published and presented in the effects of hippotherapy.
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