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Therapy Services

Unique therapies for the body and the mind with an equine specialty.

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Trio Therapy Partners provides physical and occupational therapy services to individuals and specializes in the use of equine movement and other strategies as part of a patient's comprehensive plan of care. By skillfully directing equine movement, each patient's neuro, sensory, and movement systems are positively affected and engaged. Integrated with additional neuro/sensorimotor techniques, equine movement is an effective treatment tool.


Common systems targeted by therapists are motor, sensory (including vestibular/balance), nervous, and cognitive (including speech/language). The limbic, circulatory, and respiratory systems are also positively affected.


An individual receives 2,000 organized, rhythmic repetitions of three-dimensional movement when astride a horse that takes 100 strides per minute. Equine movement can be an excellent strategy for a variety of diagnoses and impairments including but not limited to Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental delay, Spina Bifida, Down's Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently, Trio employs both a Physical and Occupational Therapist that offers services.

Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL)

EAL is an educational approach to equine-assisted services. EAL is used to facilitate personal growth, social and emotional development, and other life skills through equine interactions. These activities can include groundwork or mounted riding with our equine partners. Benefits include but are not limited to improved self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence, and a greater understanding of leadership and decision-making skills. These activities can improve the understanding of an individual’s non-verbal skills and foster a greater connection within relationships.

Mental Health/Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

EFP is defined as an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional working with or as an appropriately credentialed equine professional partners with suitable equine(s) to address psychotherapy goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client.


The concept that horses might be helpful or healing to people struggling with mental health issues is based on the idea that horses (as domesticated prey animals) are extremely sensitive to changes in human beings (as predatory creatures). Due to their sensitivity, horses react and respond to people differently based on the person's emotional state. Since we know that emotional states in human beings also impact our physiology, it only makes sense that horses can smell or sense (using their vomeronasal organ) those changes. The horse acts as a large biofeedback machine, providing the client and the therapist with information regarding the client's moods and changes within those moods. If a client arrives anxious, the horse will act and respond one way. If the client is able to reduce his or her anxiety, the horse's behaviors will also change. This provides a plethora of information and skill-building opportunities for both the client and the therapist.

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Experiential Education Group Services

Trio Therapy Partners provides experiential learning opportunities designed to promote, self-awareness, confidence, leadership skills and promote social and emotional wellness for participating individuals within the designated group.


Please contact us directly for appointments.

Billing & Payments

Please contact us directly for our fee schedule and information regarding insurance reimbursement.

Other Funding Sources

Trio Therapy Partners offers financial assistance based on financial need.   Please inquire for more information as certain criteria must be met.  Additionally, we accept funding from outside sources and have had families/individuals obtain funding through different local resources/agencies.

We look forward to 
hearing from you.
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