Postural Corrections for Adaptive Riding Participants

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BEFORE YOU ENROLL IN THIS COURSE: Please create a “user account” through Hoof Falls and Footfalls. If you do not already have one, you can create a free one HERE and checkout using “free account” option.

Once purchased, you will have 7 days access to the online webinar and certificate of completion.

You should be able to access the course immediately once purchased. However, in some cases there may be a slight delay in the ability to access the course while PayPal transfers the information to this learning platform (this will not take away from your 7 days to watch the webinar). If you cannot access the course within a few hours of purchasing, please email and we will resolve the issue.

CERTIFICATE of Completion Available!

1 Hour of Learning!

Continuing Education Information: Completing all parts of this presentation will result in the member completing 1 hour of education that focuses on identifying common postural issues, developing a “tool box” of skills to help fix postural issues, understand the impact horse position and tack have on rider posture, and understanding the impact postural position has on the equine and rider,

Presented by Edye Godden, CEO, OTR/L, HPCS, CTRI, ESMHL

Edye Godden is an Occupational Therapist as well as a clinical specialist in Hippotherapy. She has been a Certified Riding instructor for many years and has spent the 29 years working in the field.

About this Webinar:

Do you ever struggle with getting your participant in the right position and keeping them there? What exercises and activities are good for posture correction? What do we want to avoid with some posture/positions? What is the impact on the horse and participant if they continue to ride in that position? What if it can’t be corrected? How do you know? We will explore these questions along with others in this webinar designed for instructors and instructors in training to help with their participants in TR or adapted riding classes.

Who Should Watch?

This course is designed to educate staff, instructors, and therapists on a variety of postural adaptions and presentations that one may find in adaptive riding, as well as provide possible corrections and supports to encourage optimal biomechanical alignment for each individual participant.

What will you Learn?

  • Provide open discussion about commonly occurring postural difficulties in the adaptive riding population that we serve
  • Identify optimal posture for adaptive riding
  • Identity poor alignment by body segment
  • Determine possible causes of mis-alignment
  • Identify incorrectly fitting tack contributing to postural alignment             
  • Suggest possible teaching strategies for encouraging correct posture
  • Suggest possible tack and equipment changes to correct rider position
  • Consult with a staff therapist regarding postural supportive devices.

This webinar was produced by HETRA University

At HETRA, we are committed to providing high-quality education and programming to our participants and community, but that commitment isn’t restricted to the boundaries of the HETRA campus. Now, our Instructors and Therapists can share their wealth of knowledge with you in your very own home! Through these online materials, HETRA can continue to teach and serve our community regardless of the obstacles that are preventing our community from coming out to the barn. Please take a moment to explore some of the great content our staff have put together for you, and let us know what other topics you’d like us to cover!