About Recreation Therapy

The purpose of the Recreation Therapy and Activity Therapy Programs is to provide treatment services and recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. The primary purposes of treatment services are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence, as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. The primary purpose of recreation services is to provide recreation resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well being.

Members of the Department subscribe to the ethical statements of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.  Any employee witnessing unethical behavior should report the behavior to his/her supervisor (or a higher level if necessary).  All reporting will be held in confidence.

Recreation/Activity Therapists and Recreation Therapy Assistants are licensed by the state of North Carolina and nationally certified by the National Therapeutic Recreation Association or are certification eligible. 

Try some samples of leisure activities Recreation Therapy offers:  Leisure Bingo, Who Am I?, Recreation Therapy Word Fun (also has solution), and The Healing Maze (also has solution), but try before you look!!  Enjoy!! 

Quick Reference

Recreation Therapy
Massage Therapy

336-716-8304

lbutner@wakehealth.edu

Aquatic Therapy

336-713-8190

ddrayton@wakehealth.edu

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