Rebecca Cook

Rebecca Cook

Occupational therapist and owner of a private therapy practice called The Right Step

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 Myofascial 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.

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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 acquired 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

 

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Rebecca’s books on Amazon on how to start a Hippotherapy private practice

American Hippotherapy Association

Small Business Administration

Full Slate Automatic Scheduler

SCORE – Business Mentoring

Rebecca’s Therapy Practice Websites

The Right Step

Transformational Massage Therapy

Rebecca’s Linkedin Page

 

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