Horse Therapy aka Hippotherapy

Horse Therapy aka Hippotherapy

Horse therapy takes place at the Hub 5 days per week. Children from the Hub and the local community take turns riding a horse a half an hour session each day. The therapy is designed to help improve the child’s physical abilities. The child feels the horse’s movements and simulates different movements such as crawling or walking for the child. The idea is that if the child’s body can learn and feel the movements that are normal for a typical...

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Aquatics

Aquatics

In late May 2009 a BIG dream became a reality! Over 20 children anxiously waited as the therapy pool was officially opened on the Padres y Compadres / Push International shared campus. 20 years ago Annarita (the daughter of Padres y Compadres’ founder) had an accidental near drowning in a pool and was left with a brain injury and cerebral palsy like symptoms. It has been Rita’s dream to build a therapy pool on our campus because she...

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Wheelchair Repair and Maintenance Shop

Wheelchair Repair and Maintenance Shop

The wheelchair repair and maintenance shop is staffed by Sergio Valdez, a talented, dedicated local man with a disability. Sergio works at the shop to provide sustainable on-going care to people who receive donations of mobility equipment from Push International or other organizations throughout the year. He is also able to repair, replace and adjust people’s equipment when it wears out, breaks, or if their needs change. He also teaches the...

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Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

The therapy and rehabilitation center is staffed by  mothers of children with disabilities who have been trained in various treatment modalities. The center  works like a co-op. Some families drop their child off at the rehab center for  services, pay a small fee and go to work. While the child is at the Hub they  receive therapy throughout the day and play in the day care center with other  local children in between therapy sessions. Some...

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