Unique Therapy Model

Physical Therapy
Our physical therapists provide a number of services to facilitate students’ mobility in school and in the community. Students work on gait training, wheelchair mobility, strengthening, balance, coordination and endurance to promote functional independence in order to participate in age appropriate activities.
Aquatic Therapy Pool
An on-site therapy pool supports each student’s therapeutic program.
Adapted Equipment
The High School has a variety of therapeutic equipment including adapted tricycles, gait trainers and walkers, and standers.
Fitness Park
We are currently fundraising to break ground on a brand new, state-of-the-art Fitness Park. This park will allow our students to work toward their IEP goals, while having fun in an outdoor environment. Students will be able to work on strengthening, balance, coordination, receive sensory input, and improve endurance.
Therapeutic Techniques
Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques. Some may include Kensio Taping, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, sensory techniques, gait training etc.
Horizon High School received a grant from Seton Hall University which allowed for the purchase of this equipment, along with training for the therapists. This gait training device allows the therapist to control weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground. It provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement. It also allows the clinician to manually assist the legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns.
Adapted Karate
Each week students participate in an adapted Karate program with Master Paul Del Sordo. Students work on direction following, exercise, attention, balance, and endurance during this fun and interactive program.
Durable Medical Equipment
Horizon School’s Durable Medical Equipment Department provides bi-monthly on-site clinics to assist students and their families with all issues related to their equipment, including manual or power wheelchairs, adaptive strollers, walkers, canes or crutches, standers, bathroom equipment, therapeutic chairs, protective helmets, orthoses (braces for feet) and splints (for arms or legs) and patient lifts. Our experts help families order the appropriate equipment (including dealing with insurance companies and evaluating various types of equipment) and assist with any modifications and repairs needed.
Therapeutic Groups
Several groups are held each week including Beginner’s Yoga, Advanced Yoga, and Fitness Group. These groups allow students to work toward their functional goals while participating in activities with their peers.