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Consciousness of parents and caregivers about the importance of the hippotherapy for the ones who practice its

Grant number: 11/17534-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Principal researcher:Ligia Maria Presumido Braccialli
Grantee:Beatriz Aiko Nagayoshi
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


The hippotherapy is one of the methods that has proven positives effect in disability people. The use of the horses as a physiotherapy instrument, looking for the wealth being, improvement and prevention of many other diseases began a long time ago, the option for this resource has began in the last decades. By its kindness, the animal offers a relation of an unconditional love, acceptance and confidence, which is very important for one's self steam and self confidence. Besides that, the physical improvement are huge, because the horse's step makes a three-dimensional movement, obtaining constant correction setting and, the special surroundings helps in their educational process. The job is realized in a interdisciplinary approach in the horseback riding, health and education, where the join of these knowledge makes good results. Although it's not a knew practical, there aren't many registers comparing to the great benefits the hippotherapy can bring. Therefore, this study has the aim to examine the hippotherapy's importance for the patient according to the parents and caregivers' view. This search will have the participation of the parents and caregivers hippotherapy's pupils, foreseeing a sample of 16 people. The issue will be realized by identification questioner of the patient and his family at the begging of the treatment, with a latter analysis of the information obtained in the tables and graphs and a final interview, where the testimonials will be written to identify the important testimonials to the search.

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