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Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy

As part of our commitment to building recovery skills that last, Quail Run Behavioral Health offers recreational therapy and music therapy. Through the use of evidenced based practices, using cognitive and sensory stimulation for geriatric population, fitness and wellness groups, and restoring healthy leisure outlets, these therapies can help to increase quality of life.

What is Recreational Therapy?

Recreational therapy provides benefits to those with behavioral health issues by helping to maintain and improve physical, cognitive, social and emotional functioning through recreational activities such as arts and crafts, games, animals, sports, dance and movement, drama, music and community outings.

Recreational therapists are involved in daily treatment teams and help maintain the physical, mental and emotional well-being of their clients by:

  • Seeking to reduce depression, stress and anxiety
  • Recover basic motor functioning and reasoning abilities
  • Build confidence
  • Socialize effectively
  • Writing intervention goals

Interested in a recreational therapy internship?

Contact our Director of Recreation Therapy Penny Maas at [email protected].

What is Music Therapy?

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. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare and educational goals. Music therapy can include:

  • Music improvisation
  • Receptive music listening
  • Song writing
  • Lyric discussion
  • Music and imagery
  • Singing
  • Music performance
  • Learning through music
  • Music combined with other arts
  • Music-assisted relaxation
  • Music-based patient education
  • Electronic music technology
  • Adapted music intervention
  • Movement

The recreation therapists write intervention for goals of treatment and are involved in the daily treatment teams. We also have internship positions available. Please contact our Director of Recreation Therapy Penny Maas at [email protected] if you are interested.