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Out of the Chair and Into the Air!

Airport Tour Shows Clients How to Travel By Air in a Wheelchair

 

These days, flying anywhere is a hassle for anyone. But air travel can be especially challenging for wheelchair users. One way Special Tree is helping clients and their families prepare for future air travel is taking them to Detroit Metro Airport for a behind the scenes tour of the disability services available through Delta Airlines.

Adaptive Sports in Full Swing at Special Tree

From kayaking and biking to golf and fishing, adaptive sports and recreational activities are an important part of our clients' rehabilitation and recovery.  Being physically active not only helps clients improve strength and fitness, but it can have a positive impact on their overall well-being and quality of life.

The Importance of Recreational Therapy After Brain Injury

by Grace DeMuch, CTRS, CBIS, Special Tree Recreational Therapist

Students Flying High on Airport Tour

Students from Discover Summer were flying high after spending the day touring the Detroit Metro Airport with representatives from Delta Airlines.

“Many of our students have never been on a plane before, so the tour was a great way to introduce them to air travel,” said Anjie Dorsey, Special Tree Recreational Therapist.  The airport tour is just one of many educational community outings organized by Special Tree’s Recreational Therapists for the Discover Summer program.

Recreation & Mobility Expo Draws New Vendors, Increased Attendees

February is Recreational Therapy Month

Let's hear it for Special Tree's Recreational Therapists!  Through leisure activities, our TR's help clients to improve skills and emotional well being.

Tea Time at the Tree

by Grace D., Special Tree Recreational Therapist

 

 

Reel TV

Outpatient client Carroll P. thought his fishing days were over after he sustained a spinal cord injury in 2008, but all that changed with some help from the "Fishing Doc." The Fishing Doc is a cool new adaptive fishing pole that Carroll recently tried out at a charity fishing tournament put on by bass pro Kevin Vandam and the Detroit Lions.

Wheely Good Job Recreational Therapists!

The Recreational Therapists from Oakland County ran a bicycle safety clinic using adaptive hand bikes for special education students at a local high school on Friday, June 1st.  The participation was great and all of the students were entered into a raffle to win a helmet. 

Let's Party

Heidi Nadobny, Recreational Therapist

Midland NeuroSkills Center

To the client it’s simply a party, but I like to call it an “acclimation” activity. It’s a nice way for our younger clients who are having issues getting back into the swing of socializing, and spending time with friends to get reacquainted.

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