Recreational therapy uses activities such as music and crafts to stimulate and improve overall health. This type of therapy has been found to have social, physical, and cognitive benefits.
Recreation coordinators work alongside physicians and other health professionals to help patients with physical, emotional, cognitive, or social impairments.
Recreational Therapists help individuals improve their range of motion, build relationships and increase mental alertness through a range of activities and community-based interventions.
Therapeutic Recreation Month is celebrated every February as a way to bring awareness and educate others about the positive impact recreational program have on people.