Recreational therapy


Recreational therapy is a process utilizing a variety of recreational and leisure interventions to improve the physical, cognitive, and/or social/emotional abilities of patients and families served. Activities are designed to improve the functional abilities of patients, reduce the limitations/restrictions to participation in leisure caused by illness or disability, and to enhance quality of life.

Reasons to consult recreational therapy

  • Improve activity tolerance
  • Increase participation in leisure activities
  • Socialization
  • Increase fine/gross motor skills
  • Group programming
  • Leisure skill development
  • Leisure education

Ages: 5 and up
Days offered: Monday through Friday
Units covered: MACC Fund Center only

Ann Freigang, CTRS 

Ann Freigang, CTRS

Contact info:

Resources for becoming a recreational therapist can be found here:

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

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