RECREATION THERAPY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
What it is
Adapted stretching routines which can be completed as a standalone program or as part of an active movement routine.
Why We do it
Stretching has both physical and mental benefits such as improved circulation, muscle and joint flexibility, and stress relief which can be helpful when beginning active movement activities such as exercising, sports, or gardening. Having a familiar stretching routine or “warm up” is a helpful way to begin any activity because it promotes focus and attention prior to learning new skills. A stretching routine can also be utilized as a way to end a program because it helps promote relaxation and mindfulness while at the same time signaling that the program is coming to a close.