Recreation Therapy is an important part of a patient's overall
rehabilitation program. Recreation therapists use leisure activities based on
existing interests and skills to help patients improve their quality of
Group and individual activities, including our highly regarded
aquatic therapy program, help patients
- develop leisure skills
- learn to handle stress
- increase strength and coordination
- improve social skills
- improve motivation and self-esteem
We also help patients take part in community activities that will give them a
chance to use their improved skills. Such activities may include shopping
trips, bowling, a trip to a local restaurant or outings to sports events.
Recreation therapy is often provided as part of a comprehensive
rehabilitation program. Our therapists also provide treatment to patients
admitted to various areas within Vidant Medical Center.
Recreation therapy is provided by licensed recreational
therapists who are trained to engage patients in activities that promote their
return to home, school and community. Our therapists also help patients manage
the stress associated with hospitalization by teaching techniques for coping
with and adjusting to limitations or lifestyle changes.
To learn more
about recreation therapy, call 252-847-8525.
If you are interested in completing a Recreation Therapy internship at Vidant Medical Center, we invite you to review our internship requirements and complete the application.