This is a full list of the Services We Offer
Specialized therapies such as music therapy, recreation therapy, art therapy, and animal-assisted therapy are effective since the participant already has an existing interest in some aspect of them. Trained therapists in each discipline capitalize on this interest when treating a myriad of special needs, disabilities, and injuries. Using a social, cultural, or recreational interest as a therapeutic tool increases the effectiveness of the intervention. Taking all of the elements of a sport, music, art, or pet and using them to address treatment goals is a hands-on way to intervene in and change negative behaviors.
Recreational Therapy” means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Massage Therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or
causing movement of or to the body.
Art therapists use media, the creative process and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts foster self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. Art Therapy is grounded in the knowledge of human development, psychological theories, and counseling techniques.
Animal Assisted Therapy:
Animal assisted therapy improves patients mental, physical, social and emotional functioning with the aid of animals. Therapeutic experiences can include walking, brushing, petting and caring for an animal, as well as processing the experience of trying to achieve a given task.
Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation is the use of water and specifically designed activity by qualified personnel to aid in the restoration, extension, maintenance and quality of function for persons with acute, transient, or chronic disabilities, syndromes or diseases.
- Increase muscular strength
- Develop and maintain social skills
- Increase self confidence
- Improve gross motor skills
- Improve problem solving
- Improve mobility
- Adapt leisure and recreation activities
- Promote appropriate coping skills
- Express feelings appropriately
- Improve Communication
- Improve sequencing skills
- Improve concentration
- Alleviate pain
- Improve cardiovascular functioning
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease stress
- Improve flexibility
Animal Assisted Therapy:
- Improved fine motor skills
- Improved focus and attention to task
- Increased self esteem and empathy
- Reduce anxiety, grief and depression
- Increase trust
- Teach appropriate touch and boundaries
- Encourage self-expression
- Help work through traumatic experiences
- Facilitate positive self-esteem
- Promote independence and feelings of control