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MTRA is an affiliate chapter of the 

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

    MTRA was established to further the objectives of the American   

       Therapeutic Recreation Association by serving as an advocate for     

       Therapeutic Recreation in order to promote the health and well being of 

       the public through service, education, research, and the development of 


The ATRA Annual Conference will soon be here

2019 Annual Conference Presentations and Research Institute

Presentations and Posters


ATRA will host the 2019 ATRA Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino

September 14 - 17, 2019

The conference theme is

"Energize and Innovate in Recreational Therapy"

The conference is an excellent opportunity for recreational therapists, students, educators, and allied health care professionals to promote the advancement of the practice of recreational therapy.

As part of our system’s efforts to increase awareness of stroke in the community and increase education regarding healthy and meaningful lifestyles following stroke, Spectrum Health created an annual Stroke Camp. This day-long event was the result of a collaborative effort of neurologists, project managers, nurses, and specifically, recreation therapists. With expertise learned from daily interactions with stroke survivors and their family members while in acute rehabilitation, my TR colleague and I were able to consult on the needs of those attending Stroke Camp. We included sessions on emotional health, nutrition, fall prevention, and leisure education, including gardening and painting with adaptive equipment. Spectrum Health Stroke Camp, now in the planning stages for its third year at Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, brings professionals, survivors, and caregivers together as fellow community members to support each other.

From this event, our recreation therapists at Spectrum Health have worked with others to develop the only stroke caregiver-specific support group in West Michigan. The purpose of this group is to meet unique needs of those caregiving for survivors of stroke. This group will have its first meeting in February and will have four subsequent meetings throughout the year, concurrent with the existing Spectrum Health Stroke Support Group, a group facilitated by recreation therapists.

Each year our recreation therapists work to improve the health and wellness of our communities, changing the lives and outcomes of the people we serve.

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