Through our partnership with Easterseals Southwest Florida (ESSWFL), InStride can provide a seamless transition for clients who receive therapy from both our organizations.
Our therapists are independent contractors with Easterseals SWFL, ensuring our clients receive the highest quality therapy.
InStride and Easterseals SWFL utilize our beautiful sixty-two acre therapy facility in Nokomis, FL to deliver: Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy (SLP). Additionally, InStride also offers Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Learning Programs in partnership with other organizations.
InStride operates according to the standards and guidelines of both the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH).
InStride also partners with the Sarasota County School Board to provide PT, OT, and SLP at Oak Park School, as well as Literacy Programs to early elementary-age students in Sarasota County.
InStride provided recreational riding to qualified campers of the Foundation for Dreams.
Following a highly successful capital campaign, InStride Therapy was able to purchase the leased Nokomis site in July 2001. The cost of the land with due diligence and feasibility studies was $1,000,000. InStride Therapy received a commitment from the Bolger Foundation for $200,000 of this cost. Additional funding was acquired through contributions by local foundations, corporations, individuals, and special fundraising events.
The remaining balance on the property acquisition was fully funded by an anonymous foundation.
Easter Seals partnered with InStride for Hippotherapy services.
We moved into our new facilities; a 28 stall barn, office, 200' x 110' covered arena, and outdoor family center and caretaker residence. The dream was now fully realized!
InStride began hosting its annual family-centered event - GIDDY UP & Grand BBQ. Since then attendance has exceeded nearly 500 new and old friends each year.