LA T.M.C. – THERAPY BY MEANS OF THE HORSE
The term Equestrian Rehabilitation refers to the set of techniques that go scientifically under the name of the Universal Method of Rehabilitation in the Middle of the Horse – MRGC® and which face various physical and psychological disabilities, using as a tool the Horse, always one of the best friends of man and one of his most valuable “collaborators”.
The therapeutic use of the horse in disabilities has a long history, but for some decades it has been found in a medical-scientific application.
The activity has gradually increased, thanks to the results obtained in reducing disability on various fronts; motor, emotional, affective, behavioral and cognitive disorders have benefited significantly from T.M.C.
This discipline, now widespread throughout the world, has achieved concrete results, widely recognized even at university level and, recently, has been included among the subjects of teaching of the University Institute of Motor Sciences (IUSM).
THE REHABILITATION PATH for Equestrian Rehabilitation
To access the Half Horse Therapy you need to participate in a preliminary interview with our professionals involving, where necessary, family members, in order to better structure an individualized project tailored to each individual patient, given the flexibility of the instrument and the variety of the therapeutic possibilities applicable through the use of the horse.
Thus begins a period of observation, which promises to achieve further fundamental indications for achieving a therapeutic goal. A period of consolidation of the project follows, which ends when the pre-established results are achieved and matured. As part of the activity, there are shooting on horseback, shooting vaulting, animal governance work and psychomotor / relational / cognitive laboratories.
Beyond the objective results, which are not always easily quantifiable, related to the application of specific programs of cognitive enhancement, psychomotor development, control of emotions and relational harmony, the most important success for the user is to live moments of true autonomy.
Thanks to the experience of many years, we are now able, through the use of the horse, to structure rehabilitative programs strictly centered on the difficulties of each individual patient.
The multidisciplinary approach includes heterogeneous specialist figures: medical specialists, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, specialized horse riding instructors A.N.I.R.E., social and health workers, volunteers specifically trained.
The programs are carefully prepared, monitored and periodically calibrated in relation to the objectives set by the team in its entirety.
Certainly Equestrian Rehabilitation does not solve all the problems related to disability. The “disease” is often a very complex disorder, which must be known deeply and adequately treated, also in relation to the individual who is the bearer.
“In many cases, the horse can give us today a great help in neurological, orthopedic-traumatological and above all psychic, to break that front of closure, silence and despair, which often accompanies children with disabilities and their families” – repeated G De Marco.