Therapeutic horseback riding

Therapeutic riding is one of the most effective retraining-Rehabilitation methods for people who have neurological and sensory disorders with motor or cognitive deficits.

The horse gives us bothstimuli through its bodyheat and its rhythmic movement, which resembles the sequence of human motion during walking.

At the same time, horse-back riding helps maintain range if motion of the hip joints. It is a known fact that increased muscle tone leads to muscle shortening on the one hand and joint deformation on the other. With systematic intervention of riding therapy we achieve increased range of motion of the joint, reduced spasticity and relaxation of the muscular system. We prevent contractures and keep bilateral joints in good condition.

The horse’s normal patterns of movement reach the brain immediately, which is essential in Rehabilitation, thus forcing the patient to respond.

Therapeutic effects

  • Normalization of muscle tone
  • Improvement of head, trunk and pelvic control
  • Inhibits abnormal movement patterns and promotes normal patterns
  • Improves balance
  • Improves motor coordination
  • Improves cardio-respiratory function and endurance

In spite of everything, therapeutic horseback riding is a powerful incentive because the patient is taken out a standard treatment environment.

Therapeutic riding programs are implemented at our center on selected patient groups in collaboration with our qualified therapists at the respective riding club in the area.

Why does Diaplasis differ

  • Diaplasis Values


    At Diaplasis we believe that people with mobility problems should be given the opportunity to regain their utmost independence and have the best quality of life. Diaplasis believes that high quality rehabilitation remains its primary goal.


    At Diaplasis we are all committed to providing our patients continuous high services with love and affection at all times.


    At Diaplasis we are all dedicated to a common goal, to providing the best rehabilitation to each of our patients.


    At Diaplasis we are all one loving family. When a new member (patient) is added, he/she will immediately feel surrounded by warmth, caring, interest and love. Not only for as long as he/she is with us, but forever.

  • Patient Experiences

    Through their efforts and special personalized rehabilitation treatments, the patients at Diaplasis have managed to reach their goal and they now raise the bar for their independence even higher.

    Their inner strength gives us the courage to continue our work; Life’s work.

  • Points that differentiate Diaplasis

    It has the most specialized scientific rehabilitation team

    All its therapeutic services are entirely anthropocentric

    It has the most modern and complete medical – rehabilitative equipment

    It is housed in the most modern and functionally designed infrastructures

    It follows and designs the most modern therapeutic methods

    It is stands by its fellow man forever, even after hospitalization

    All its functions are ISO certified (feeding according to HACCP)

    It achieves maximum recovery in the shortest possible time

    The patient is a member

Benefits, in selecting Diaplasis

  • First benefit

    Recovery from injury or illness, implementation of treatment to recover proper function and mobility of the body.

  • Second benefit

    Excellent care and support by qualified physicians and staff to hospitalized patients

  • Third benefit

    Patients are able to accomplish individualized rehabilitation programs, achieving the maximum result.