Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy

Equine movement is a powerful treatment strategy that can be utilized by a licensed and specially trained physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech and language pathologist. The therapists use the movement of a horse as a strategic intervention to address a variety of dysfunctions.

During a treatment session the movement of the horse, position of the client, and types of activities used, are constantly monitored and modified by the therapist to promote the best functional outcomes. Equine movement may be one of many treatment strategies used by the therapist.


Research has shown that equine movement can help improve;

  • Core Trunk Strength
  • Postural Control
  • Joint Mobility
  • Communication
  • Balance
  • Muscle Tone
  • Sensory Integration
  • Coordination
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Endurance


There are many medical conditions and diagnoses that can benefit from equine movement. These include;

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Social/Communication Delays
  • Speech/Language Disorders
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Traumatic brain Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Genetic Disorders


If your insurance includes physical, occupational or speech therapy you should be covered. Our Rehab Services is a type of physical, occupational, and speech therapy and is billed under traditional P.T., O.T., and SLP diagnoses and treatment codes.

Forward Stride is a fee for service program. This means that the client is responsible for paying for each service at the time the service is performed. Clients will be given a Superbill which contains all the information needed to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement. Forward Stride does not do direct billing.

You can download our questions to ask your insurance company before starting therapy services.

Rehab Services Evaluation $160
Rehab Services Session $120


To sign up for rehabilitation services please fill out the form below. For questions regarding this therapy, please contact our Director of Rehab Services, Sheila Stahl-Butler, at (503) 590-2959, or email