6 Health Facts about Recreational Therapy

When you face physical or mental barriers, the key is become empowered to move forward in a healthy way. That’s the philosophy behind recreational therapy, let’s dive into the topic a bit more.

Therapeutic recreation (in which recreational therapy is practiced) can address a variety of limitations posed by an illness or disability, according to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). Here are six facts about the field and how it can benefit patients…

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1. Recreational Therapists are Everywhere

While recreational therapists are traditionally found in hospitals, they are increasingly being hired to assist in mental health facilities, schools and even hospices, according to ATRA.

The practitioners are typically employed by public healthcare institutions but lately there has been more demand for this type of therapy in private practices, as well as delivering services right to a patient’s home, adds the organization.

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