Total Home Access Solutions can help get you on top of things

Normally, you can find me in someone’s home, trying to make it better suit their needs. This week though, you could find me in a barn instead! We are visiting the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Association, also known as HETRA of Omaha/Valley. Created in 1989, HETRA has helped both adults and children with disabilities participate in therapeutic riding activities. You can learn more about them www.hetra.org.

As Edye Godden, OTR/L, the Executive Director explains, Hippotherapy is an exciting and different form of therapy that many people participate in, which not only helps with posture and balance, but helps release tense muscles and provides stimulating social contact. It’s also a very exiting experience that many people who are not fully mobile would otherwise never get to participate in. However, helping people with disabilities onto horses is not always easy. Transfers like this can be hard on the riders, the therapists, the volunteers, and the horses. That’s where we were able to help with a SureHands Lift and Care System.

We installed a lift system very similar to one that someone could get in their house. The lift makes it much easier and safer to help larger people onto and off of the horses, which help them relax and enjoy the therapy faster and get more benefit out of it. So, share the news and share the video! HETRA and Total Home Access Solutions can help get you on top of things. Like a horse, for instance!

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