A critical appraisal of "The Effect of Hippotherapy on Gait in Patients with Spastic Cerebral Palsy"
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This paper’s main goal was to critique the article “The Effect of Hippotherapy on Gait in Patients with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.” Overall, the article is a good source of evidence because its strengths outweighed its weaknesses. The article proved the clinical question of hippotherapy improving gait patterns in patients with cerebral palsy correct. All sections of this article had strengths as well as weaknesses, but generally speaking, it could be considered a credible source on hippotherapy as a physical therapy intervention. There were some limitations on this study, as it was conducted with a small experimental group, was only a week long, and did not have a control group, but further investigations can be conducted in the future to further prove this hypothesis correct.