Start A Therapy Practice Podcast

Rebecca Cook is an occupational therapist and owner of a private therapy practice called The Right Step. She has 25 years of specialized experience in therapy and teaching horseback riding lessons. She has a slew of certifications from courses that she has taken over the years. Rebecca also provides Myofasial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. What she really enjoys though is providing therapy using a horse or "Hippotherapy".  Unlike therapeutic horseback riding which teaches the skills of riding a horse, Hippotherapy uses the movement of the horse as a means to therapy treatment and to reach specific therapy treatment goals.

 

Be sure to listen to the very end of the podcast for a little inspiration

 

What you will learn

 

  • Difference between Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding

  • How to become a certified Hippotherapist

  • How to become a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

  • Why Rebecca chose private practice to provide Hippotherapy

  • How she transitioned from her full time job to private practice

  • How she marketed her practice and aquired Hippotherapy clients

  • Her biggest source for referrals

  • Why Rebecca dissolved her partnership with her business partner

  • The part she played in Hippotherapy research at the University of Michigan

  • What type of documentation system she uses for her paperwork

  • Does private insurance cover Hippotherapy?

  • How she branched out and provided other types of therapy

  • The different types of therapy packages she offers

  • The automatic online scheduler she uses

  • Her experience billing Medicare for Hippotherapy

  • Her published research in AOTA on the effects of Hippotherapy on patients with Parkinson's

  • The books she has written about how to open a Hippotherapy private practice

Direct download: 027_Rebecca_Cook_-_Hippotherapy.mp3
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