Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy at Matheny provides our patients with a variety of recreation opportunities and resources to improve their physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being. The recreation therapy program encourages development of leisure, social and community skills through purposeful leisure activities and community trips.

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In addition to leisure-based groups and community reintegration, patients are encouraged to participate in one of the following adaptive sports teams:

  • Track & Field
  • Bocce
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Adaptive Karate
  • Bowling
  • Power Wheelchair Soccer
  • Adaptive Skiing

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Several after school groups such as Exercise Club, Girl Scouts, Sensory Club, Playgroup and Horticulture, are available for patients’ participation. All of these activities are employed with the focus on promoting social interaction, self-fulfillment and independent leisure skills. Community trips take place daily to such destinations as local shopping malls, restaurants, movie theaters, sporting events, parks and museums. Patients assist in the planning of seasonal overnight vacations including an annual camping trip.

Recreation Therapy plays a key role in the habilitation process by reinforcing skills developed in other areas of patients’ programs.

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