Additional Therapeutic Services

Apart from physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, YSIS offers 4 additional therapeutic services, which are:

1. Horse Riding,
2. Computer Accessibility,
3. Hydrotherapy and
4. Production of Low Cost Equipment

Horse Riding

Riding for the disabled is now a worldwide concern and in Britain alone there are several hundred groups together with organisations in America, Europe and Australia. Successful and growing groups in South East Asia comprise of the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and of course Malaysia.

For the physically handicapped, personal mobility is generally descendent upon assistance either personal or mechanical. To learn control and be independent on the safe, solid back of horse or pony, that has four strong legs and provide a pattern of rhythmic movement, is less than a 'magical' experience for the children and adults with disability.

Riding improves balance and co-ordination for any child or person with disability. The movement of the horse is often a totally new sensation. The experience improves concentration, particularly for the mentally handicapped and encourages relaxation.

Most importantly, riding brings to them a new feeling of being able to participate on equal terms with the able-bodies. To sit on a horse and look down on someone is an exhilarating experience for a person who is confined to a wheelchair. The riding for the disabled is held every Wednesdays at .30pm at the Perak Turf Club Equestrian Training Centre, Jalan Golf, Perak Darul Ridzuan.