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The Effects Of Hippotherapy On United States Veterans With Neurological Deficits | 11861
ISSN: 2155-9562

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology
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The effects of hippotherapy on united states veterans with neurological deficits

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Neurology & Therapeutics

Roy Lee Aldridge Jr

Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.S1.015

Abstract
Study Design:A-B Single-Subject Repeated Measures Design Objective: To investigate if any differences are found in motor functioning with a Veteran with Functional Issues when adding hippotherapy to a traditional physical therapy program. Methods: The subject 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. Results: The results of this study showed that there were differences found when adding hippotherapy as an adjunct therapy to a traditional physical therapy program. Conclusion: The addition of hippotherapy to a traditional physical therapy program seems to improve motor functioning in an adult with functional issues.
Biography
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. He is a level II certified therapist through the American Hippotherapy Association and is a member of their Board of Directors. He has been published and presented in the effects of hippotherapy.
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