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Where are you located?
We are located in the north east Adelaide Hills near Inglewood (just 5 mins from Tea Tree Gully). Set on 24 acres, you will feel a world away here, amongst the beautiful horses, sheep, kangaroos and koalas, yet only 5 mins away from the suburbs!

How much do sessions cost?
Sessions are charged at the current NDIS rate of $193.99 per hour.

How long is one session?
Sessions run for 60 mins.


What happens if my child is scared of horses?
Your practitioner is experienced and trained with working with a wide range of people. If your child shows anxiety around horses, your practitioner will work around your concerns and provide a safe therapeutic space. 

What other services do you provide? (This is where you can add the statement about being able to create tailor made programs for individuals and workplaces. Also add on the services page as a statement).

Sound Health Music offers Music Therapy (individual or group sessions) as well as Equine Assisted Therapy (individual or group sessions) as well as school holiday programs.

What are your qualifications?
Joanna holds a Master of Music Therapy from the University of Western Sydney and a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW. Additionally she completed various counceling courses in Sydney  and been trained at the Equine Physotherapy Institute in Vic. 

Joanna is constantly updating her knowledge, training, and qualifications to offer the best possible outcomes for clients.

Additionally, Joanna has a Police Background Check, Working with Children Check and all activities are fully insured- providing peace of mind for all.

What is Equine Assisted Therapy?
Equine Assisted Therapy is a fast- growing field that involves various activities with horses in order to reach therapeutic goals. Sessions are individually tailored to the client in order to help improve physical and mental health goals.

Equine Assisted Therapy is particularly effective for autism. It is set in a tranquil, peaceful location that feels relaxed and is non- judgemental, which assists clients in feeling relaxed  and comfortable. This in turn helps clients to develop their social skills and improve overall wellbeing.

What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is an evidence- based therapy using music by a qualified music therapist to address a person's physical, emotional, cognitive or social needs. Music Therapist's design treatment sessions according to individual needs. Some activities may include creating, singing, moving to/ and or listening to music. The program here at Sound Health Music is very unique, and may possibly be Australia's first practice that uses both horses and music (in the combined program).

Who can utilise Equine Assisted Therapy and Music Therapy?
All clients are welcome to access Equine Assisted Therapy, Music Therapy and/ or the combined Hooves & Grooves program. 

What are the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy and Music Therapy?

Will I be riding a horse?
No. Sound Health Equine Assisted Therapy believe the most powerful interactions during a therapeutic session occur on the ground, when connecting with horses and their therapist. Some examples of activities we may do include the following:
Walking or sitting with the horses
Observing herd behaviour
Obstacle courses

If you are looking for a mounted option, we are happy to recommend an alternative option.

Can I use NDIS funding to access Equine Assisted Therapy and/ or Music Therapy at Sound Health Music?
Sound Health Music offers private sessions as well as NDIS rebates for both the Equine Assisted Therapy as well as Music Therapy. NDIS rebates are available for self- managed and plan- managed clients.  The cost of the sessions for either Music Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy or the combined Music Therapy and Equine Assisted Therapy program can be claimed under "Capacity Building- Increased Social and Community Participation (Innovative Community Participation) Item #09_008_0116_6_3

What is the Wet Weather Policy at Sound Health Music when attending Equine Assisted Therapy?
All sessions are outdoors and there is no shelter currently. In many cases, sessions may still be held (just ensure you bring a waterproof jacket). However, if the the weather is forecast to be very bad we may need to cancel. If this occurs, we will endeavour to let you know at least an hour before you attend.

What do I wear to Equine Assisted Therapy and/or Hooves & Grooves Program?

Close toed shoes or boots (no thongs or sandals allowed as it is unsafe)

Comfortable clothing suitable for the Adelaide Hills climate (Hats in summer. warm clothing in winter etc- ie, dress for the conditions)

Drink Bottle (bring extra in warm weather)

Sessions are held outside in the natural elements. Please bring a jacket in case the weather suddenly changes.



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