Adventure therapy doesn’t only come in one format. There are several types that you can choose from. We’re confident you’ll find one that fits your needs.
Also known as pool therapy, aquatic therapy uses water to help patients heal and exercise. This is especially helpful for people with chronic pain, including neurological disorders and arthritis. The buoyancy of the water supports the patient’s weight, taking much of it off the joints and benefitting those who are overweight.
Another major benefit of aquatic therapy is the water’s warmth, which relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow.
Wilderness therapy uses the landscape and weather to heal participants. In wilderness therapy, you learn to adapt to your surroundings and also learn endurance, which is different from the physical challenge and emotions of general adventure therapy.
Wilderness therapy is especially effective in young people. It teaches adolescents how to assess a situation, help them develop coping strategies, and come out of it with a more positive attitude and sense of self.
Our Fitness Program offers plenty of exercise therapy. Exercise helps boost serotonin and dopamine, two neurotransmitters that produce feelings of pleasure and happiness. At the same time, it can also lower symptoms of depression and anxiety. Doing yoga outside, running, or jogging are all effective examples of exercise therapy.
Exercise therapy can also help you stick to a routine while in recovery. Having structure in your life will make you less vulnerable to triggers and ultimately relapse.