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Physical Rehabilitation Hospital: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Francesco Falini and Phoebe Thai Facility description

Physical Rehabilitation Hospital: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Francesco Falini and Phoebe Thai Facility description Recreational Therapy Interventions • Mainly serves patients with physical and cognitive disabilities • Role of a Recreational Therapist Adaptive Sports • Many specialized programs offered in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more • A large part of the rehab process • Uses the power of sports to provide physical and social benefits • Works with a team of interdisciplinary professionals • Main Hospital located at Good Shepherd Plaza 850 South Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18103 • Incorporates creative expression, social opportunities, leisure education, community integration, emotional outlets, physical exercise, and intellectual stimulation • Implemented by using sports that can be modified to meet the physical or cognitive abilities of the patients • Has 30 other locations located in PA • Functional Impairments encountered • Phone number: 610 -776 -3100 • Physical limitations such as loss of limbs or loss of function in limbs • Website: http: //www. goodshepherdrehab. org/ • Cognitive limitations such as memory loss or speech problems • APIE Process Clients • Almost 60, 000 served each year • Various diagnosis and characteristics of patients admitted • Various ages from pediatrics to geriatrics • Assessment: Function and ability of the individual, enjoyed activities • Planning: Individual goals and a plan for the individual in collaboration with the patient, therapists, and other allied professionals • Implementation: Activities can be tailored to the individual, but also can be used for a group of patients, goals and plan for individuals will help decide what activities are to be done • Evaluation: Patient feedback, observation of the recreational therapist • Modalities Used • Creative Arts: Crafts, music, dance, drama • Sports: Basketball, tennis, swimming • Games: board games, card games • Exercise: Yoga, stretching, weight lifting • Various length of stay from short rehab stays to long-term care • Many sports can be adapted, sports chosen can be part of patient inclusion • Benefits and Skills: Social skills, communication skills, support groups, fitness • Special Considerations • Money, facilities in which to play, adaptive equipment needed Horticultural Therapy • Uses the act of gardening as a way of providing creative and relaxation benefits • Implemented by creating garden areas where patients can plant and care for the garden • Can be for group gardens or individual potted gardens • Benefits and Skills: Problem solving skills, planning skills, decision making skills, relaxation • Special Considerations • Treatment Approach Recreational Therapy Interventions References • Acute or Physician Care: Stabilize Condition Humor Therapy • Robertson, T. & Long, T. (2008). Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics • For people who just received an injury • Mostly concerns medical staff like doctors and nurses • Inpatient Rehabilitation: Regain Function and Independence • Uses the power of humor, laughter, and positive attitude to bring about physical and emotional benefits • Implemented by putting together comedy shows and open mic sessions • Patients can either actively participate or passively participate • After stabilization of condition • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy • Benefits and Skills: Positive attitude, communication skills, socialization • Individual plans and goals created for patients • Special Considerations • Collaboration of physicians, therapists and nurses • Outpatient Rehab: Maintain and Improve Function ` Places to have a garden area, adaptations and equipment needed • For when patients go back home • Continuing care • Fitness centers, in-home therapy, support groups • Group activity, adaptive equipment and adaptations might be needed • Kinney, Judy S. (2004). Therapeutic Recreation Modalities and Facilitation Techniques: A National Study. Retrieved November 25, 2013 from www. calvin. edu • Therapeutic Recreation Directory. Activity and Treatment Ideas for Recreation Therapy. Retrieved November 25, 2013 from www. recreationtherapy. com • Burke Rehabilitation and Research. (2013). Therapeutic Recreation: Therapy Interventions. Retrieved November 25, 2013 from http: //www. burke. org/rehab/difference/therapeutic-recreation • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation. (2005). Retrieved November 25, 2013 from http: //www. goodshepherdrehab. org/