Recreational Therapy

A recreational therapist utilizes a wide range of activity and community based interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure needs of their clients.

Recreational therapists assist clients to develop skills, knowledge, and behaviors for daily living and community involvement. The therapist works with the client and their family to incorporate specific interests and community resources into therapy to achieve optimal outcomes that transfer to their real life situation.


Our recreational therapists strive to provide personalized therapy based upon the needs and interests of each individual client. Each of our recreational therapists hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation, have passed the national certification exam, and are in good standing with their governing bodies. Additionally our recreational therapists consistently implement evidence based practice and rely on best practices to plan, implement, and facilitate interventions.

Recreational therapy can be facilitated in either a one to one setting or a group setting. Recreational therapists work with individuals across the lifespan and are not limited by specific diagnoses or conditions. Examples of diagnoses our therapists have experience working with include, but are not limited to: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Autism, Down Syndrome, spinal cord injury, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, Cerebral Palsy, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and cancer.

San Antonio Recreational Therapy

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