Clinician: Esther Schlegel is a German Occupational Therapist Bsc. with Hippotherapy (AHA), a Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CanTRA CTRSI ) and Instructor of Beginners in English Riding (Equine Canada). She learned, lived and worked in Germany, the Netherlands, USA and Canada before she started her own practice, which she runs with lots of heart and competence. Besides treating clients in her practice, she enjoys teaching Occupational Therapy students at the Birkenfeld Social and Medical Sciences College (Sozialfachschule Birkenfeld, Germany) as well as offering clinics regarding various topics related to Occupational Therapy, Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding.
Clinic Description: Therapeutic Riding is a wonderful recreational activity that enhances the rider’s personal development and is beneficial to their health. Instructors are often confronted with various medical terminologies and conditions, but what do they all mean and how can I tailor my Therapeutic Riding lesson to the needs of the individual student? In this two day clinic we will be taking a look at basic human anatomy and physiology related to riding before we move on to common medical conditions seen in Therapeutic Riding. The diagnoses discussed will fall under the categories of orthopaedic, neurological, neuromuscular conditions, and include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. To ensure that we meet the needs of each individual Therapeutic Riding student, we will discuss adaptive equipment as well as lesson settings. As there are limitations to participating in Therapeutic Riding, we will also discuss precautions and contraindications as well as alternative activities that might still be a good fit for your student. This clinic is aimed at people working towards their Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification. There will be a balance of theoretical and practical components during this two day clinic of eight hours per day.
Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. To ensure a personal learning atmosphere, this class is limited to 15 participants.
Registration Deadline: July 21st, 2018
Application: CanTRA Clinic Registration