Recreational Therapy, also know as Therapeutic Recreation, is common sense, cost effective, treatment. Recreational Therapy is a profession that contributes to the broad spectrum of health care through treatment, education, and the provision of adapted recreational opportunities–all of which are instrumental to improving and maintaining physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning, preventing secondary health conditions, enhancing independent living skills and overall quality of life.

Put simply, Recreational Therapists help people get better and/or learn to experience healthy recreation and leisure activities by guiding them through a process of participating in goal oriented, structured recreation activities.