About Amy Cremmins-Meilen, Physical Therapist
After graduating in 1991 from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn with a BS PT, Amy began work as a physical therapist in adult neurorehabilitation. After several years of practice with adults, she incorporated pediatric care into her repertoire.
Amy’s interest in hippotherapy began in college, where she completed an independent study in Hippotherapy for a senior project in PT school. She received an award of excellence for this study, intensifying her interest.
In 1996, she moved to Colorado and began volunteering with a Physical Therapist at a therapeutic riding center. In 2001, she took on her first hippotherapy clients and has been building a successful practice ever since.
In July, 2006, Amy decided to bring her intense love of physical therapy practice and horses together and established Front Range Hippotherapy. She helps clients from all over the front range with a variety of special needs and ages spanning from 2 ½-80 years!
She has an intense desire to open wide the gates of progress for each individual and hopes to challenge each client and their family to achieve the greatest possible outcomes. Her love of horses has been lifelong, riding from a small child, to competing in hunter/jumper classes in college. Amy loves to work from the ground with her horse partners as well as continuing to improve her own equitation skills. In September, 2009, Amy and 6-year old paint mare, Missy, successfully completed a 1-week Parelli course in natural horsemanship, and this is the foundation of training for all the horses at FRH.
Amy loves kids, animals, playing with her family out of doors, and music. She sings with Resonance, the Women’s Chorus of Boulder.
Amy is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (is a certified NARHA instructor), and American Hippotherapy Association (AHA).