National Therapeutic Recreation Week
National Therapeutic Recreation Week is observed every July. The National Therapeutic Recreation Society highlights the importance of engaging in activities that aid in the recovery and healing of people with various forms of disabilities. It can also apply to people undergoing holistic cancer treatments and are in need of something to keep their mind off of the stress that come from being a cancer patient.
Recreational Theapy is used to help patients and persons with disabilities, prescribed by medical professionals as treatment interventions and usually facilitated by a trained and certified individual. Therapeutic recreation programs include the involvement of sports, expressive arts, muscle relaxation techniques, or even hobbies like horticulture.
Many clinical facilities and medical institutions, from hospitals to rehabilitation centers, have an in-house recreational therapist who conducts personalized assessments and works with a physician in planning the recreational therapy that is best for a patient. There are individual and group-based interventions that are programmed to help patients achieve their health goals.
Personalized Cause supports National Therapeutic Recreation Week.