recreational therapy

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recreational therapy

A treatment philosophy and format used for patients with mental or physical conditions or injuries to improve or maintain functionality, self-confidence, socialisation and a sense of well-being.

Examples
Hobbies, athletic activities, performance of or listening to music, watching films, or listening to lectures.

recreational therapy

Play therapy 'Any free, voluntary and expressive activity…(which may be)…motor, sensory, or mental, vitalized by the expansive play spirit, sustained by deep-rooted pleasurable attitudes and evoked by whole emotional release.' See Art therapy, Dance therapy, Laughter therapy, Music therapy.
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RECREATIONAL THERAPISTS WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES, illness or injuries.
"Social programs are usually attached to a senior center, and run by a social worker or recreational therapist," Barton explains.
Patients who benefit from this project will receive care from a team that includes a nurse coordinator, social worker and recreational therapist. On Monday, Ontario announced funding for over 2,000 additional beds and spaces across the province.
The presentation is titled "Creating Meaningful Moments for Someone with Dementia" and will be led by certified recreational therapist and certified dementia practitioner Rachelle Blough.
Air Force veteran DeeAnne Cooper was introduced to pickleball by her recreational therapist and has been playing for over three months.
A staff recreational therapist coordinates that component of the program.
During the boot camp, recreational therapist Patty Anderson demonstrated a game caregivers could play at home: music bingo.
She worked for a year as a recreational therapist, and in 2004 she enrolled in the OT school at Rush.
Arresting Hope proves a much better read, maybe because it combines various perspectives: those of women inmates, including stark, poignant narratives of "life before jail," a recreational therapist, a prison doctor and a visionary warden.
The answer, for most patients, is "I'm here to die." But a week later, after meeting with a recreational therapist, patients typically have a plan, whether it's a project with woodworking, or art, or writing.
Sanchez has a day job as a recreational therapist at a nursing home in Wellesley Hills.
The treatment team includes a psychiatrist, milieu therapists, a clinical social worker, a recreational therapist, and a program manager.

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