One of our young people from Douglas House takes part in regular therapeutic activities.
One of their favourite therapeutic activities is horse riding sessions, at the Foxfield Therapeutic Horse-Riding Centre, located in Bolton.
They always enjoy horse riding and this was a really good session that brought out smiling and laughing throughout, whilst also helping to encourage positive relationship building.
Therapeutic activities such as interaction with horses have been known to have mental and physical therapeutic benefits, some of which are listed below.
Mental Health Benefits
- Reduce stress
- Mental exercise
- Feelings of relaxation
- Multi-sensory experience
- Improved comfort and mood
- Improved participation and integration
Physical Health Benefits
- Improves core strength
- Improves balance and coordination
- Increases muscle tone and strength
- Postural and head control
- Improved coordination and special awareness
The staff team at Douglas House uses a person-centred approach towards our young people. Offering and encouraging them to take part in regular therapeutic activities, in order to maintain an environment that allows them to flourish.
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