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Recreation Therapy

Therapeutic recreation specialists use recreational methods and experiences to:

  • Improve functional abilities in therapy
  • Provide education and training in recreational skills and attitudes for healthy recreation
  • Promote social interaction and healthy living through group and community recreational and leisure

Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation

  • Promote social interaction and appropriate recreational participation
  • Encourage creativity
  • Help with coping and adjustment while the patient works on enhancing functional abilities

Therapeutic recreational therapists at TIRR Memorial Hermann have the training and unique ability to combine a group of people with a wide range of disabilities and functional levels who share a common interest or focus. TIRR Memorial Hermann therapeutic recreational therapists have four-year degrees and national certification training.