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March 2019 Rural West District Meeting
Jackson State Community College
2046 North ParkWay
Jackson, TN 38301
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: District Meeting

Jackson State Community College
Health Science Building Room 239

About the Presenter: Barbara Meussner, OTR/L, MBA, Special Program Manager, Therapy and Learning Center

Barbara Meussner currently works as the Special Programs Manager for Therapy and Learning Center managing the Reinbow Riding Academy and Adult Therapy Services where she has been for 11 years. Previously, she was the CEO and Executive Director of the Easter Seals Gulf Coast Regional Office in Fort Myers, Florida. She also owned a private practice in Cape Coral, Florida, serving over 500 clients. Ms. Meussner managed certified behavioral therapists, early intervention teachers, certified mental health therapists, and massage therapists.

Topic: “Therapeutic Use of a Horse”

Come join us for networking and refreshments from 5:30- 6pm and our meeting with Barb presenting from 6-7 pm.

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

• Explain the principles of hippotherapy as a standard therapy tool/strategy

• Recognize possible patient responses to the equine movement

• Describe the selection and use of hippotherapy equipment for the horse and patient

• Understand the importance of horse suitability and movement attributes to the effectiveness of hippotherapy as a therapy tool/strategy

• Implement appropriate safety procedures in the hippotherapy setting

CEU Opportunity:

1 CEU certificate = FREE for TNOTA members, $15 non-members


Contact: [email protected]