Resumo Introdução: A Síndrome de Down (SD), de todas as síndromes genéticas é a mais comum. Na Equoterapia, os movimentos tridimensionais. Equoterapia é um método terapêutico que utiliza o movimento do cavalo para resultados funcionais, realizada em praticantes com síndrome de Down (SD). Síndrome de Down – Projeto de Equoterapia e Hidroterapia. likes · 1 talking about this. Esta página foi criada para divulgar os valores e as.

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Such changes reflected in an improvement in static posture, better alignment of shoulders, head, hip, lower limbs, decreased kyphosis and head protrusion.

In accordance with this study, a nasal clip was used for all measurements of MIP and MEP, in a seated position, and efforts from the volumes and capacities mentioned by the author.

In this study, in both groups, boys showed higher values only for MIP. The evolution of the treatment of DS has been undergoing a significant advance. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

For this study, we used the horse step gait. Individuals with Down syndrome DS have alterations that affect the musculoskeletal system, causing abnormal patterns, and alter the morphological equooterapia and mechanical axes that provide intrinsic stability to the skeleton, and can trigger misalignments and orthopedic disorders in adulthood.

Resultados foram encontrados 47 centros de equoterapia cadastrados.


As regards the variables MIP and MEP, which represent inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength, respectively, this study shows that the values of both groups and sexes are lower than those expected for individuals without disability. Time 1 T1 up to 7 min and 30 s on dirt trackon the right direction of the arena; Time 2 T2 from 7 min 30 s to 15 min on grass, straight; Time 3 T3 from 15 min to 22min and 30 soncemented gravel ground, sinrome Time 4 T4 from 22min 30 sto 30 min on dirt track on the left direction of the arena.

In this way, hippotherapy represents a therapeutic approach to improve the postural alignment in DS children who usually present postural changes. It was observed, in sindrrome present study, that for both genders the mean values of the tasks performed by the Hippotherapy group were superior when compared to the individuals of the control group.


In this study, no significant differences were observed in the comparison between equotdrapia, thus showing that sex may not be a factor modulating the motor coordination gain in children with DS who practice equine therapy.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. In the case of child development, it is observed that children with DS exhibit delay in the development of motor skills, indicating that this milestone appears at a different time when compared to children with normal development 78.


Hippotherapy has been shown to produce improvements in postural and motor control in special populations with cerebral equotterapia, genetic disorders, developmental delays and Down syndrome 16which reaffirms the theory that this therapy is beneficial for individuals with these conditions. In addition, the results of inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength of individuals with Down syndrome who practice hippotherapy were greater than those who do not.

Effects of hippotherapy on posture in individuals with Down Syndrome

According to the results, there was a high correlation within clusters indicating the distances analyzed after treatment, also statistically significant for many of the variables.

Materials and methods The study included 41 subjects, 20 of which were in the hippotherapy practicing group PG and 21 of which were in the non-practicing group NPG. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. According to the study by Herrero et al.

Statistical analysis was performed by means of descriptive distribution.

The maneuvers were sustained esuoterapia a minimum period of 2 seconds, with verbal encouragement from the evaluator. Dev Eqkoterapia Child Neurol.

Original Articles Dow of hippotherapy on posture in individuals with Down Syndrome. It was identified that 45, people, or A manovacuometer was used to measure respiratory muscle strength, following the sindgome proposed by Black and Hyatt Neste momento eles fazem parte da equipe de apoio ao ajudar no cuidado do cavalo. Effects of hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding on postural control or balance in children with cerebral palsy: Promoting balance and jumping skills in children with Down syndrome.

Motor control outcomes following Nintendo Wii use by a child with Down syndrome. Effects of hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding on postural control or balance in children with cerebral palsy: Due to the reasons above, individuals with DS have low respiratory pressure values.


In relation to the activities in common to the groups, it was reported based on an anamnesis form, which in the institutions related to each group, the children had physiotherapeutic follow-up, participated in occupational therapies, follow-up with speech therapists, Physical Education classes and besides the pedagogical accompaniment, with psychologist and physician.

Original articles Hippotherapy and respiratory muscle strength in children and adolescents with Down syndrome. It was an observational, analytical, cross-sectional study with a population of individuals with DS, in the Federal District, between the ages of six and 14, of both genders and who practice or not. The effect of hippotherapy on functional outcomes for children with disabilities: Horse movement is a favoring dowj of donw alignment and balance reactions, stimulating and increasing muscle contraction and postural control.

Brazilian Journal of Biomotricity.

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Policarpo and Santos 11 claim that individuals with DS have a deficit of respiratory muscle strength, and believe that these individuals benefit from muscle training, which minimizes future respiratory complications.

Results There was a good grouping, equoteraapia the sessions, of the distances: It can be emphasized that equine therapy presents benefits of improvement in global motor coordination.

Each equoterapka every movement of the horse requires the rider to adjust their muscle tone to the body schema, which is neurological and established by simultaneous proprioceptive and exteroceptive information, and hippotherapy multiplies these effects Initially, the tests were selected and applied in 41 individuals, divided into two groups: Rev Inst Cienc Saude.

The measurement of maximal respiratory pressures can help to direct therapeutic objectives, identify early respiratory diseases and classify their severity, and evaluate responses to therapies 9. The KTK battery therefore allows two types of analysis of the results: Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the posture before and after hippotherapy treatment in individuals with DS.