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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Predictive Nature of Recreational Therapy on FIM Scores

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM CST
San Antonio I (100 classroom)
Session Description

Recreational therapy is common practice in the treatment of stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neurological impairments. Part of a multidisciplinary treatment team within physical medicine and rehabilitation recreational therapy appears to predict changes in functional outcomes as measured by the FIM scale. This presentation will describe the rehabilitation and research process that occurred and conclusions based on the results of this study.

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

1. identify the predictive nature of recreational therapy in change of functional outcomes

2. identify implications to recreational therapy treatment within physical medicine and rehabilitation

3. identify the research process as it relates to recreational therapy research

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.


NCTRC Job Analysis.

Advancement of the Profession: Professionalism, Credential maintenance/ professional competencies, PR/promotion/marketing

Target Audience
New Graduates/New Professionals
Mid-Career Professionals
Seasoned Professionals


Melissa L. Zahl, PhD, CTRS/L, Oklahoma State University