Recreational Therapists are vital to the healthcare industry because they too provide treatment to individuals with disabilities or illnesses, doing so through carefully planned and implemented recreational activities or exercises. In physical rehabilitation settings, they may also provide treatment to individuals using a variety of other techniques, including aquatic therapy, to treat orthopedic and neurological patients.
To that end, I recently started Pisces Aquatic Services in Houston, TX. The mission of Pisces is to introduce aquatic therapy to healthcare providers in the Greater Houston metro as well as the entire State of Texas. However, I am especially interested in championing the magic of water to my fellow Recreational Therapists. Not only because they will be able to broaden their horizons with new hands-on techniques but also because of lives they will be able to impact by progressing their patients faster and more painlessly. After taking these classes and learning these evidence-based skills, Recreational Therapists will be better able to align themselves with others in the allied health profession, to include physical, occupational, and massage therapists who have also come to embrace the power of the pool.
If you are a CTRS and have been looking for a way to set yourself apart, consider diving into your first class this coming October 10th and 11th. Not only will you get to rub shoulders with PTs and OTs from around the country, you'll be earning 16 hours of ATRA credits while you are doing it.
(By Ryan Greene, guest blogger)
Pisces Aquatic Services is an affiliate of Aquatic Therapy University and Ryan Greene is ATU's new TX Campus Director. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.