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Forest View Hospital explains why recreational therapy is a great tool to improve mental health

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Trusted Advisor: Forest View Hospital explains the benefits of recreational therapy for mental health
Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 10:14:46-05

Exercising your mind is beneficial when it comes to mental health. At places like Forest View Hospital, recreational therapists come into play to find activity-based ways to assist patients with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.

Recreational therapy is designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate an individual's level of daily functioning and independence, promoting health and wellness, and eliminating the feelings caused by their condition that prevent patients from participating in activities.

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate activity-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.

Recreational therapy is not all fun and games. When individuals are suffering from a physical injury or mental illness, they need help learning, not only how to live with their disability, but to enhance their quality of life by reducing the isolation that patients experience and helping them to participate in leisure activities.

Recreational therapists seek to reduce depression, stress, and anxiety in their clients and help them build confidence and socialize in their community.

Visit forestviewhospital.com to learn about opportunities to join the Forest View team or learn more about their services.