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Taking Therapy Beyond the Clinic

Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy,

with the help of animals and

the healing beauty of nature

Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy 

At Nature’s Edge, we engage nature’s calming beauty and the human-animal bond to take speech, occupational and physical therapy to a new level.

Nature’s Edge is nestled on a beautiful 65-acre ranch in the heart of Northwest Wisconsin.

Licensed therapists combine conventional treatment methods with innovative rehabilitative strategies that include hippotherapy (using the movement of the horse), horticulture therapy and animal-assisted therapy to accelerate rehabilitation for functional living.

At Nature’s Edge, we treat any patient of any age needing speech, occupational, and physical therapy. Patient care is provided through our outpatient services, scheduled by appointment for one-hour treatment sessions, and through our Diane’s House intensive program. At Diane’s House on the Nature’s Edge ranch, a patient and his or her family may stay for visits of up to one week while receiving intensive therapy.

Our Mission
Nature’s Edge Therapy Center provides the highest quality of 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. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate our patients’ independence and integration into home, school, and society.

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Animals Assisting in Therapy

Animals Assisting in Therapy

Our therapy animals are an integral part of treatment at Nature’s Edge through animal-assisted therapy and hippotherapy. Click ‘Read More’ to meet our four-legged, furry and feathered crew.
Diane's House

Diane's House

Diane’s House is the centerpiece of our intensive treatment program for families dealing with autism and other disabilities. At Diane’s House, the whole family can accompany their loved one with disabilities for a week of intensive, integrative therapy. For more information, click ‘Learn More’ below.
Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed at Nature’s Edge! Volunteer opportunities include Sidewalkers to assist in sessions incorporating hippotherapy. Click ‘Read More’ to find out about how you can become a volunteer or get involved at Nature’s Edge.
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Donate to Nature’s Edge

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of people like you to continue our mission of helping patients with disabilities receive effective therapy. Please consider a donation today! To donate, please just click the floating ‘donate’ button on this page or use the button below!

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Thank you to our amazing sponsors & grantors!

Upcoming Events

Summer 2020 Group Programs are Here!

We’re excited to announce our 2020 summer groups to focus on healthy development and learning!  This year we are offering 7 programs (9 groups total) for all ages. Use these beautiful summer days to unplug from technology and plug into outdoor learning at Nature’s Edge.  Our skilled leaders, beautiful environment, and innovative methods greatly enhances learning and makes it fun to boot!

Click on flyer for full descriptions and dates. 

Nature's Edge Therapy Center 2020 summer programs - Rice Lake, Wisconsin

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Nature's Edge 2019 Seal of Transparency from Guidestar
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We would love for you to stay up-to-date on all the wonderful things going on at the ranch. If you want news, updates on milestones and events, and ways to help or interact with Nature’s Edge, just click the button and we’ll send you emails with everything you want to know.