Traditional Pediatric therapy in a non-traditional setting
The outdoors is our playground
The outdoors is our playground
Triangle Therapy Services believes that every child has the right to achieve his or her highest level of physical function and psychological well-being.
For over 20 years we've been breaking ground in showing how this can best be achieved by the child, the therapist, and the family or support group working together with therapeutic activity that is fun and meaningful to the individual and the family.
It is also our belief that the world of nature (animals and the outdoors) can provide a powerful setting in which to achieve traditional clinical goals.
Located on 20 rural acres in Eaton, Ohio, our 5 licensed therapists, 24 therapy animals, and 30 volunteers have been providing the children and families of Southwest Ohio with this unique and game-changing approach to pediatric therapy services.
Our team looks forward to serving your child and your family. Together we can turn the work into play.
Hand and Fine Motor Skills
Functional Motor Skills/Coordination
Self-Care and Daily Living Skills
Visual-Motor and Perceptual Skills
Social and Behavioral Effects of Physical/
Developmental motor assessments
Gross motor skill development
Motor planning development
Functional mobility training
Language Processing Disorders
Feeding and Swallowing
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational, physical, and speech pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment tools/strategies, hippotherapy is part of a client's integrated plan of care. Specific riding skills are not taught (as in adaptive horseback riding); but rather a foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing. This foundation can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities.
Please take a look at the American Hippotherapy Association website for more information.
• OT/PT/ST sessions supervised by a HPCS (Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist)
• Outdoor arena use
• Treatment by a professional occupational, physical or speech therapist in conjunction with a horse handler, and a side-walker
• Scheduling in 30, 45, or 60 minute units as a 1:1 treatment
• Direct participation by therapist at all times
• Use of the horse's movement along with horse-related activities to assist in meeting therapy goals
Recommendation from OT/PT/ST and a physician prescription is required
Watch the video presented by Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpNPgRJxnX4
Read the article "Triangle Therapy Services Finds Its Own Corner of the World" - As published in Hippotherapy Magazine, 2012
TTS Founder, Margie Benge is a volunteer for Canine Companions and helps puppy raise future service dogs. Our lovable facility dog, Sultan, is from Canine Companions.
Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFNZCpzeYa8
Contact our office to arrange a consultation.
911 West Main Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320, United States
08:00 am – 05:00 pm