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Brewers7

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Hippotherapy for balance
« on: September 07, 2012, 06:58:18 pm »
A PT friend of mine plans to start a group as soon as it gets a little cooler.  Horses are used.  Sounds fun.  Has anyone tried it?
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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 07:45:07 pm »
Horses?

Not Hippos?

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Brewers7

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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 07:19:22 am »
Horses  ;D
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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 06:37:07 pm »
Have never heard of this.

Let us know how it goes.

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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 06:47:38 pm »
Studies from 1988 through 2011 indicate some positive results through hippotherapy.

However "Aetna considers the use of hippotherapy (also known as equine therapy) experimental and investigational..."

And doesn't pay for it.

Aetna's Clinical Policy Bulletin Number 0151 provides interesting summaries of the studies:

http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/100_199/0151.html

One should check with one's insurance company to see if there's coverage.
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9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 06:52:45 pm »
I have BCBS.  I am assuming that they will not pay.  Don't know the costs yet.
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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 11:30:18 am »
Hhmmm...never thought to see if insurance would pay for a paddleboard and I know of a great location for therapy on Maui.... ;D
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Re: Hippotherapy for balance
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 05:29:04 pm »
Stoneaxe -

if you can get that approved, let me know.  I'd be happy to take up paddleboarding if it meant I could go to Maui.

Jan
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