Recreational Specialist Services
The Recreational Therapy department offers a variety of services to meet the recreational/leisure and therapeutic needs of the people living at WLRC.
The aquatic and riding facilities are utilized by many non-resident community persons who need those types of specialized services.
Watsu or Bad Ragaz aquatic therapy is conducted in one of the three therapeutic pools. In addition, several people have individual specialized programs that are conducted in the pool.
Therapeutic riding is beneficial for people who have a wide range of cognitive, physical, and emotional conditions. Our indoor riding arena is a state of the art facility that features shredded rubber flooring, a mechanical lift to assist people on/off the horse if needed, and individualized programs and equipment to meet the needs of each rider.
Horticultural therapy offers a barrier-free, therapeutic area that enables everyone to work, learn, and relax while participating with plants. The greenhouse has a variety of adaptive equipment and tools to help people work as independently as possible. We sow and grow an average of 2500 bedding plants each year to plant around the campus.
Recreational therapy provides active treatment while helping people learn skills, enjoy preferred activities, and have fun in a variety of settings. Treatment may incorporate arts and crafts, animals, sports, games, dance and movement, music and community outings.