The Recreational Therapy team provides evaluation and treatment of medically complex patients who are acutely or chronically ill with oncological, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, behavioral health and other disorders. Goals include restoration or maintenance of sensory and motor abilities to prevent, reverse, or minimize functional limitations/disabilities.
Recreational Therapy professionals provide patients with state-of-the-art evidence-based treatments (i.e. based on research) beginning with patient assessment and continued with therapeutic interventions designed to result in the highest levels of function. Recreational Therapists use a wide range of activity and community based interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure needs of patients. Therapists work with the patient and their family to incorporate specific interests and community resources into therapy to achieve optimal outcomes that transfer to their real life situation.