Brain injury presents unique problems for individuals in the area of leisure activity. Often, persons with brain injury experience isolation and a sense of loss. Therapeutic Recreation works with patients to achieve a healthy leisure lifestyle using safe, productive ways to spend their time in order to make life more fulfilling and rewarding. Patients are assisted with structuring their leisure time in order to maintain or improve their quality of life.
Patients are seen in a community setting on a weekly basis, where their skills such as social interactions, cognitive functioning, initiation and functional ability in the community can be assessed in the context of leisure activity. Aquatic therapy is utilized weekly and offers patients an opportunity to recreate in a group setting while at the same time they are addressing therapeutic activities such as stretching, mobility, range of motion, socialization and endurance.
The staff also arranges for trainees to attend local events such as:
- Mardi Gras Galveston
- Dickens on the Strand
- Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo
- Professional basketball and baseball games
In addition, our patients also participate in several camps throughout the year as well as the adaptive water sports event sponsored by Texas Adaptive Aquatics held at Moody Gardens. The camps are located in the beautiful Hill Country near Brenham, Texas. Our patients join other individuals who have suffered an acquired brain injury, or have other physical challenges. They participate in a number of outdoor activities including archery and kayaking, horseback riding, etc… During the water sports event, our patients are able to engage in various water based activities such as kayaking, water skiing, sailing and jet skiing.