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What Is Recreation Therapy?

What Is Recreation Therapy?

The goal of recreation therapy is to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. A recreational therapist utilizes a wide range of treatment and community based interventions and techniques to improve their client’s functioning in the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure needs of their clients.


Why is RT so Important to Our Clients?

Research supports the concept that people with active, satisfying lifestyles will be happier and healthier

Recreation Therapy provides services, and treatment which are based on the individuals’ interests and lifestyle. This allows them to better engage in therapy and apply these functional improvements in all areas of life.

For individuals  who have functional deficits and a need for therapy, Recreation Therapy services which integrate the client’s lifestyles and natural environments are often the most clinically appropriate manner to achieve meaningful outcomes.


What are a RT’s Education & Credentials?

A qualified recreational therapist is one who is nationally certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS), usually referred to as recreational therapists.


Qualified professionals are certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).


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