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Therapeutic Recreation


Therapeutic recreation uses recreation and adaptive acitivites to address the specific needs of individuals with health conditions and/or disabilities and to enhance their overall health and quality of life. Benefits can include an increase in physical activity, social and leisure opportunities, community integration, and emotional wellbeing.

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  • Staying active while living with a disability can help you strengthen your heart, build strong muscles and bones, improve coordination, and make you feel better about yourself.

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  • More and more studies are showing the positive impact between exercise and healing the deep wounds combat can have on the lives of our military's veterans. The Catch A Lift Fund (CAL) is an organization that is "changing bodies, healing minds, and saving lives" through granted fitness programs nationwide. Catch A Lift is mentally and physically healing veterans one by one.

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  • Veterans & Athletes United (VAU) is an all-volunteer Veterans 501c3 non-profit organization. VAU is founded by combat veterans with disabilities and run by Veterans and caring professionals. In 2016 VAU was privileged to have a major impact on 485 disabled veterans, caregivers and family members through our various programs and retreats.

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  • People heal in many different ways. Many Veterans are finding release from the confines of PTSD and TBIs with an alternative form of therapy, equine therapy. Horses, along with humans who have experienced trauma, take time to connect and are very cautious within their environment. Growing this bond together is proving to help heal some of the wounds of war. The Commonwealth of Virginia has several equine centers available to our Veterans.

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  • Your courage, your determination and your drive all led you to serve America proudly. Those same characteristics will also lead to satisfaction and success in adaptive sports.

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