Strive TS, Florida - Recreational Therapy in Florida
Florida's Recreational Therapy Company Strive Florida, Inc.
STRIVE TS, Florida is an organization that provides leisure and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We help to advocate for individuals with disabilities, as well as implement programs of interest, provide consultation and independently contract recreational therapy throughout Michigan.
Both STRIVE TS, Florida and Strive Inc., its non- profit counterpart, have been successfully running since approximately 2003. We continue to offer many programs and services that are often left out of the loop once a patient returns home with their injury.
What is Recreational Therapy?
What is Recreational Therapy?
Recreational Therapy (also known as TR or Therapeutic Recreation) is a medical treatment or medical modality that uses recreation, leisure education and various other resources to help the patients reach their physical, social, emotional, physiological and spiritual goals.Recreational Therapy is one of the greatest ways to help increase the quality of life and the quality of care for someone with a disability at a time when he/she often believes their “life is over, because of my disability”.
As taken from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association at www.atra-tr.org
“Recreational therapy embraces a definition of "health" which includes not only the absence of "illness", but extends to enhancement of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure development so individuals may participate fully and independently in chosen life pursuits.”
Recreational Therapists usually have all received their Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or in Park and Recreation with TR emphasis. Classes to help prepare future Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists include Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Medical Assessment, Medical Terminology, and others. All Recreational Therapists have taken a National Certification exam to prove his/ her proficiency in the profession. After successful completion of the exam, only Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists are allowed to use the “CTRS” credentials.
STRIVE, Inc. is a non- profit organization that provides leisure and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We help to advocate for individuals with disabilities, as well as implement programs of interest, provide consultation and independently contract recreational therapy within the Metropolitan Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids area.
Strive, Inc is actively involved in the Michigan Victory Games
The Michigan Victory Games provides athletes who have a physical disability the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive sports. Participation in the Games gives athletes a chance to compete against their peers in a variety of events and reap the benefits as others who participate in organized sports. Since its inception, the Michigan Victory Games has qualified many athletes to compete in Paralympics, World Games and the National Sports Festival. In 2009, Paralympics' representatives attended the Games for the first time -- only one of three sites in the nation to be given this honor.