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Unique in the region: Temple’s MiraColt!

The movement experienced while riding a horse is similar to the motion of the human walking gait. This movement stimulates the brain to improve neuro and muscular function. The Temple Center recently purchased The MiraColt, a horse-riding simulator that is being used as a complementary device in physical, occupational, speech and behavior therapy. This device provides access to these important motion stimulation benefits for people who cannot use or access a live horse. The MiraColt provides a rhythmic movement, which simulates anterior and posterior swinging motions, and encourages the rider to achieve proper balance and posture. Simultaneously, the rider is able to receive a large spectrum of sensory and motor input. Beneficial to a wide range of people with various conditions including autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions who can benefit from hippotherapy, but cannot use or ride a live horse. And there is no stall cleanup! Now you know!

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