Our Therapeutic Recreation Program assists you in developing a healthy and satisfying leisure time lifestyle. This program focuses on restoring previous leisure interests, helping with re-entry into the community, increasing your endurance by extending therapy day activities, and even developing new leisure time activities.
In this program, you can discuss your leisure interest with a Recreational Therapist, as well as the challenges you may face in achieving them. A specific program will be developed to focus on the areas you want to pursue.
Nightly leisure activities help you increase your endurance and stamina, while you have fun doing something you enjoy. Monday Night Madness means watching football, eating food, and enjoying some time off from your regular rehab activities. Our Tuesday night program makes you a chef for the evening. And on Wednesday nights, you can explore the world of art while learning adaptive techniques for the accomplished artist and building new skills in the budding artist.
Other in-house activities include pet therapy that brings in local Furry Friends for visits. Our hand skills group encourages increasing function through the use of specific exercises, computers, and board or card games.
This program offers opportunities to problem solve ways around some of the barriers you may face once you are back in the community, such as dealing with stairs or ramps, or crowded and tight spaces. The program can also help you deal with the social aspects of being seen in public. With support from our staff, you’ll go shopping, to restaurants and the theater, and even to professional sporting events. Go Sharks!
For the sport enthusiast we provide opportunities to participate in or attend adaptive sporting events such as quad rugby, lacrosse, tennis, and golf. We introduce adaptive sporting equipment such as hand cycles, adaptive fishing gear and the latest in golfing adaptations. You can also get information about competition sports and Paraplegic Olympics through videos, guest lecturers and events.
Aquatic Therapy Program
Recreational Therapists and Physical Therapists coordinate our water-based program. This program uses the fact that being in water reduces your weight, which can help you more easily exercise or walk. The warmth of the water also promotes relaxation of tight muscles, which may help to decrease pain.
We also provide opportunities to explore water safety and basic swimming skills. For those that are interested there is a more advanced exploration of water based sports like scuba diving and kayaking.