Research Project Title

The Effects of Hippotherapy on the Electromyograph of a Subject with Multiple Sclerosis

Session Type

Poster Presentation

Research Project Abstract

Abstract: This study tested the efficacy of Hippotherapy on increasing bilateral depolarization synchronization in the rectus femoris muscles of a subject with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that targets the central nervous system. Subjects underwent a 16-minute Hippotherapy session weekly for four weeks. Hippotherapy is characterized as one-patient-one horse physiotherapy treatment. Horses present a unique gait, which results in a multidimensional movement that is rhythmic and repetitive. An electromyograph of the rectus femoris was taken pre and post therapy sessions every week. The subject with MS showed an increase in synchronization in three out of the four trials. Interestingly, the control subject also demonstrated an increase in synchronization. The control subject did start with a higher degree of synchronization than the subject with MS.

Session Number

PS1

Location

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract Number

PS1-m

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The Effects of Hippotherapy on the Electromyograph of a Subject with Multiple Sclerosis

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract: This study tested the efficacy of Hippotherapy on increasing bilateral depolarization synchronization in the rectus femoris muscles of a subject with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that targets the central nervous system. Subjects underwent a 16-minute Hippotherapy session weekly for four weeks. Hippotherapy is characterized as one-patient-one horse physiotherapy treatment. Horses present a unique gait, which results in a multidimensional movement that is rhythmic and repetitive. An electromyograph of the rectus femoris was taken pre and post therapy sessions every week. The subject with MS showed an increase in synchronization in three out of the four trials. Interestingly, the control subject also demonstrated an increase in synchronization. The control subject did start with a higher degree of synchronization than the subject with MS.