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Therapeutic Recreation Interventions

1038 E 7th Pl
Mesa, AZ 85203-6408
(480) 287-0480
Services Offered:
Support Services, Referral Agencies
Therapeutic Recreation Interventions serves Mesa, AZ
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    About My Business
    Therapeutic recreation (TR) uses treatment, education, and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and quality of life.

    Our Mission is to provide the meaningful living for those diagnosed with long-term illnesses. We understand that maintaining independence is crucial to quality of life. This is why we provide the much needed in-home care to enhance health, functional abilities, and independence.

    To do this, clients will receive and participate in a planned therapy program during scheduled weekly appointments. Each program is individualized and based upon the assessment and goals from the initial interview.

    Our therapies include: Horticulture, Aromatherapy, Relaxation, Reality Orientation, Reminiscence, Exercise/Movement, Art, and Music.
    About My Services
    How is TR used within the dementia or Alzheimer population?

    The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention™ according to the Alzheimer’s Prevention Organization are: Diet and Supplements, Stress Management, Exercise and Medicine. Within Therapeutic Recreation Interventions, we have developed interventions that address each of these components. Our certified Recreation Therapists are also certified fitness instructors who have an understanding of how to motivate and modulate exercises programs for all abilities. TR is facilitated by certified individuals who understand that learning is often accomplished best when it is disguised within play.

    Based on assessed needs, interventions could Include:
    Horticulture Therapy: Indoor and outdoor projects give clients a sense of responsibility, increased reality-based interactions, and create a beautified and comfortable environment.
    Relaxation: This can include a variety of relaxation techniques used to decrease stress, improve concentration and reduce anger and frustration. Modalities include: progressive relaxation, visualization and yoga.
    Aroma Therapy: This is the use of natural essential oils to stimulate cognitive functioning, improve/enhance mood and encourage pain relief.
    Reality Orientation: This is program designed to improve cognitive and psychomotor function in persons who are confused or disoriented. The use of the 5 senses is employed during this type of intervention.
    Reminiscence: This involves discussion of past activities, events and experiences, usually with the aid of tangible prompts such as photographs, household and other familiar items from the past.
    Music: This is a process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual-to help clients to improve or maintain their health.
    Art: This therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being.
    Exercise and Movement: Current studies have identified exercise and movement as a modality to decrease symptoms of dementia. As seasoned Recreation Therapists, we have years of experience in working with medical teams for clients with higher risks and needs.
    Experience And Credentials
    CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists).

    AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) - Primary Group Exercise Certification
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