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Nature's Edge Therapy Center, INC.

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews 2,951

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Health

Address:

2523 14 3/4 Ave Rice Lake WI 54868 USA

Mission:

Nature's Edge Therapy Center provides the highest quality intensive rehabilitation by qualified and licensed staff to our patients and their families in a safe, natural and motivational setting, promoting the human-animal bond.

Results:

Nature's Edge Therapy Center has helped more than 1000 families over the past 15 years! We continue to grow through your support.

Target demographics:

Children and adults of all ages with disabilities in increasing their independence for everyday living

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 50 patients and their families

Geographic areas served:

Intensive Medical Therapy for the patient and their family utilizing the ranch setting to progress goals significantly

Programs:

Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy incorporating animal-assisted therapy, horticulture therapy and hippotherapy on a 65 acre ranch

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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www.naturesedgetherapycenter.org

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Reviews for Nature's Edge Therapy Center, INC.

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

My daughter has Austism. I have taken my daughter Nature,s Edge for the last year or so. I love the staff and the philosopy they have. They are professional and very caring. They will find what works for the client. Not afraid to think outside of the box. Very positive and determined to help each and every client and meet them where they are at.

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We were blessed to be the first family to benefit from the intensive week long therapy where we stayed at NE & had therapists working with us around the clock. I don't know anywhere else you can receive therapy like this! It was lifechanging! Also, utilizing animals & nature in therapy was wonderful! Becky & her staff are highly knowledgeable & we left with a wealth of information-plus newfound hope :).

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I have been a volunteer at Nature's Edge Therapy Center. I enjoyed the time that I was there, met many amazing people and made a few friends to. I left there feeling rejuvinated and happy that I was blessed with a chance to be able to help them out, even if only in a small way. Because, what they do there at Nature's Edge Therapy Center in a word is just truly AMAZING!

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What a rewarding experience to be a volunteer at NETC! Everyone is incredible to work with and, of course, all the animals! With being a retired Spec. Ed. teacher, I truly realize the importance of quality learning for children and adults with special needs. I was involved in the 2014 summer programs for the Social Skills and Staying Active groups, along with sharing laughter yoga. With my passion for horses, it has been exciting to be part of the hippotherapy program as a sidewalker and an active participant in the therapy sessions. The progress of the children, their connection with the horses, and the strong parental support are absolutely amazing in this natural ranch setting. I am thrilled to be on the NETC staff as an Equine Massage Therapist and Volunteer Coordinator. I love massaging the horses, and even Buddy, the 3-legged dog. It provides many benefits to maintaining their health and well-being, enabling them to be therapy animals for years to come. I am a Pet Partner team with Bandit, Nature’s Edge therapy dog. We visit area nursing homes and senior citizen facilities, bringing joy and healing to the residents.

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2 people found this review helpful

Our son, Christian, was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, dyspraxia, and anxiety. We had tried a clinically-based agency with only minimal results. After four years of trying many things, we had hit a point in March of 2015 where he refused to go to OT anymore. At a conference, we found Nature's Edge and we haven't looked back since! Christian LOVES therapy because of the animals and being outside. He's an animal-lover and has a blast "playing" with the animals. Little does he know he's receiving top-rate Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy during his playdates with his animal friends. The staff at Nature's Edge are the most helpful, personable, and caring individuals we've worked with. We love Nature's Edge and highly recommend checking them out!

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3 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered my time helping out with client group activities, photography, side walking,and grooming/exercising the animals! I have seen amazing treatment/activities given by the therapists to increase the self confidence and the progress of the clients abilities! The volunteers/staff are so welcoming and friendly. The scenery, nature, and farm animals are so calming and soothing! I usually come to volunteer 1-2 times a week! Volunteering here has helped my self confidence, mood and exercise in many abundant ways! I really love coming to this amazingly awesome, Nature's Edge Therapy center!

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3 people found this review helpful

On March 17, 2014, our daughter, Brianna, was involved in a terrible car accident and was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, shattered pelvis, left clavicle fracture, critical illness polyneuropathy,
right-sided foot drop, and diabetes insipidus. Brianna started speech and occupational therapy at Nature’s Edge four days after an almost four and a half month hospital stay. Brianna made amazing progress from the
very first visit. As Brianna’s mother, I do not feel Brianna would be doing as well as she is or be as
engaged in her therapy if it were not for Nature’s Edge. We feel like we are with family at Nature’s Edge and
would recommend this type of therapy to anyone who wants to make huge progress in record time.

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3 people found this review helpful

I have helped with developing a few videos and I have seen first hand the amazing things that happen at Nature's Edge. They have great results with the patients that go there.

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3 people found this review helpful

My 5 year old son, Colten, was diagnosed with autism several years ago, he has been a client for therapy at Natures Edge since. He started without saying our names to speaking full sentences, responding to us verbally and is able to participate fully in school.

It meant much for us to hear him talk to us, he now tells me I'm his friend and he loves us. Simple words that can be taken for granted, that now mean the world to us.

Becky and Heidi have spent countless hours helping us get assistance for Colten and working to help him . We always enjoy their friendship and kindness

We have great appreciaion to Natures Edge Therapy Center and everyone there. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Amanda

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the progress my son has made

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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3 people found this review helpful

My 6 yr. old son Brandon has been receiving speech therapy at NETC for about 3 years now. When we first started I was the only one who could understand what he was saying. He would become very frustrated with himself and the person he was talking to. Becky has helped him so much. She has also taught us the skills we need to help Brandon out at home. Becky is not only a gifted therapist but also a wonderful person. She truly loves her job and is a strong advocate for each person she serves. Brandon's life has truly been changed at NETC. He loves "his farm" and is going to be a GREAT volunteer there someday!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Brandon is easier to understand and his frustration level has gone way down since working with Becky.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing I can think of. NETC is a wonderful place.

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