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What are the benefits of Recreation Therapy?

 Physical

  • Improve gross/fine motor skills

  • Improve strength and mobility

  • Improve range of motion

  • Improve appetite

  • Enhance the Immune system

  • Improve blood pressure

  • Reduce tension

  • Improve bone strength

  • Reduction of sleep disturbances

  • Reduce pain

  • Reduce medication dependence

  • Adaptation of physical abilities

  • Develop/enhance physical skills

  • Stress management

  • Develop resources in the community

  • Improve and maintain weight

  • Improve a sedentary lifestyle

  • Sports rehabilitation

  • Restoring function

  • Use of adaptive equipment

Mental

  • Enhance body image

  • Improve self esteem

  • Improve mental alertness

  • Reduce depression

  • Reduce symptoms associated with mental health disorders

  • Improve cognition

  • Develop coping skills

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Increase Independence

  • Strengthen mental well-being

  • Reach developmental milestones

  • Enhance creativity

  • Reduce symptoms of illness

  • Improved ability to deal with life

Emotional

  • Enhance body image

  • Improve coping skills

  • Enhance life satisfaction

  • Reduction in social anxiety

  • Improve behavioral skills

  • Develop anger management techniques

  • Identify/cope with triggers

  • Improve self esteem

  • Increase motivation

  • Sense of empowerment

  • Strengthen family and friend relationships

  • Experience joy

  • Have fun

  • Improve the quality of life

Social

  • Develop social skills

  • Increase social opportunities

  • Develop Cooperation skills

  • Develop Communication Skills

  • Develop friendships with peers

  • Develop/maintain social skills

  • Prevent social isolation

  • Improve independent living skills

  • Develop leisure resources

  • Develop leisure skills

  • Provide opportunities for inclusion

  • Connection to community resources

  • Engage in age appropriate activities

….the benefits are endless.