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Therapeutic Recreation Service

Therapeutic Recreation

Contact InformationTel: 01 235 5185
How to find usNRH Cedars Building: Level 1
Description of Service

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Therapeutic Recreation is an important component of quality of life. The NRH Therapeutic Recreation services are provided to individuals who have physical, cognitive, social or emotional limitations which impact their ability to engage in meaningful leisure experiences.

Therapeutic Recreation Involves:
• promoting the growth and development of an individual by providing opportunities for voluntary involvement in recreational interests and activities.
• setting up and providing recreation programmes and groups when they are needed

Some benefits of Therapeutic Recreation include:
• Cognitive: Enhanced memory, concentration and perception. Increased decision making and organisational skills.
• Physical: Increased strength, coordination, balance, dexterity and cardiovascular fitness.
• Psychosocial: Reduced levels of depression and social isolation. Improved confidence, morale and body image.

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Patient Information

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Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation provides you with opportunities to explore how you can return to hobbies or interests you enjoyed before your injury, or to explore new leisure interests.

It helps to promote growth and development by providing opportunities for you to get involved voluntarily in recreational interests and activities.  This can be of benefit both while your are in the NRH, and when you return to your community.

Many patients discover talents they didn’t realise they had prior to their injury.

Some benefits of Therapeutic Recreation include:
• Improved memory and concentration.  Increased decision making and organisational skills.
• Increased strength, coordination, balance, and fitness.
• Reduced levels of depression and social isolation. Improved confidence, morale and body image.

Some examples of activities include:
• Monthly Cinema Night
• Various themed Music Weeks
• Art Therapy
• Arts and Crafts
• Boccia and other sport based activity
• Photography Class and Competition
• Relaxation Group

This service is co-ordinated and facilitated by the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.  Ask any member of your Rehabilitation Team about the recreation activities which are organised each week.

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