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Effects of Simulated Horseback Riding on Balance, Postural Sway, and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Parkinson’s Disease

Leah S. Goudy, Brandon Rhett Rigby, Lisa Silliman-French, and Kevin A. Becker

in individuals with PD, including noncontact boxing ( Combs et al., 2011 ) and Tai Chi ( Hackney & Earhart, 2008 ), which can elicit improvements in balance and posture in this population. Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) are other modalities of alternative exercise that have gained

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Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice

Charles F. Wheeler III

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Nonuniform Deformation of the Patellar Tendon During Passive Knee Flexion

Laura C. Slane, Stijn Bogaerts, Darryl G. Thelen, and Lennart Scheys

equine model, comparisons between a frequently-injured energy-storing tendon and the less-injured positional tendon may provide insight. These studies have shown that while the energy-storing tendon utilizes greater fascicle sliding during function, 39 there is also an age-related reduction in the

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Mental Health in Equestrian Sport

Hannah Butler-Coyne, Vaithehy Shanmuganathan-Felton, and Jamie Taylor

to specialist intervention if required. Thirdly, as advocated by the findings within this study whilst also research on equine-assisted therapy with various (clinical) population groups (e.g., adults, Bizub, Joy, & Davidson, 2003 ; children, Schultz, Remick-Barlow, & Robbins, 2007 ) the horse

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Mechanisms of Achilles Tendon Rupture in National Basketball Association Players

Adam J. Petway, Matthew J. Jordan, Scott Epsley, and Philip Anloague

, 32 The AT is an elastic energy storage tendon designed to improve high-speed locomotion and movement efficiency. 33 In this sense, it is analogous to the superficial digital flexor tendon in racehorses, which is also prone to rupture. 25 Research in the equine tendon suggests that movement between

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Beyond the Motor Domain: Exploring the Secondary Effects of a Fundamental Motor Skill Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Leanne K. Elliott, Jonathan A. Weiss, and Meghann Lloyd

parents reported feeling more relaxed, empowered, valued, proud, and satisfied as a result of their child’s participation in an equine-assisted intervention. These findings bring attention to the fact that interventions focused on motor development have the potential to positively influence other

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The Effect of Different Intervention Approaches on Gross Motor Outcomes of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis

Layne Case and Joonkoo Yun

skill competence postintervention, there were no significant improvements in their object control skills based on the Test of Gross Motor Development-3 (TGMD-3; Ulrich, 2017 ). Other interventions have included PA ( Pan et al., 2017 ), equine-assisted therapy ( De Milander, Bradley, & Fourie, 2016

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“It Looks Good on Paper, But It Was Never Meant to Be Real”: Mixed-Gender Events in the Paralympic Movement

Nikolaus A. Dean, Andrea Bundon, P. David Howe, and Natalie Abele

because dressage is seen as the “ballet of the equine world,” it has that more feminine appeal compared with other disciplines. The composition of teams at the Olympics would seem to support Jonna’s statement. Thirty-six percent of the equestrian athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games were women, but this

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Social Skill Outcomes Following Physical Activity–Based Interventions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: A Scoping Review Spanning Young Childhood Through Young Adulthood

Andrew M. Colombo-Dougovito and Jihyun Lee

used equine therapy ranged between 10 and 12 weeks of delivery, providing 45 min to 1 hr of instruction per week. Interventions that incorporated yoga ranged from 8 to 16 weeks and from one 45-min period of instruction per week to 5 days/week. Interventions that focused on sports skills or motor skills