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Continence Center

Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy

 (802) 847-6943

790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446-3007

Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Maps & Directions
 

Recreational Therapy at the UVM Medical Center

Providing recreational services and resources to patients to help restore and rehabilitate them is the primary goal of Recreation Therapy at The University of Vermont Medical Center. Through recreational activities, the effects of one's illness or disability can be reduced or even eliminated.

Implemented by a therapist, goal-directed interventions are provided to improve a person's functional abilities, including range of motion, communication, social skills, and memory.

Leisure education is a shared responsibility between the therapist and patient. Here, the focus is on healthy leisure skills and attitudes and on finding community resources and adaptive programs which are related to the patient's recreational goals.

Provided by the Recreation Therapy staff, recreation participation consists of patient-directed activities that may be done independently and continued after discharge.

Philosophy

"It is the philosophy of the Therapeutic Recreation program that leisure and recreation are inherent aspects of the human experience. Therapeutic recreation is a process of utilizing recreation activities for intervention in physical, emotional, and/or social behavior to bring about a change which promotes the growth and development of the individual."

Recreation Therapy

  • Reducing the symptoms of chronic or degenerative disorders
  • Maintaining socialization with family and friends
  • Improving physical health and reducing health risks
  • Creating and maintaining support systems
  • Successfully continuing old hobbies
  • Pushing oneself beyond self-imposed limits

Our Staff

  • Recreation Therapist - a Certified Recreation Therapy specialist who has at least a bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy, has completed an internship in a clinical setting, has passed a national exam, and is certified by the National Commission on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • Recreation Therapy Assistant - has at least an associate's degree in Recreation Therapy and has completed an internship in a clinical setting
  • Intern - a Recreation Therapy student who is completing a clinical internship under the supervision of a Recreation Therapist

Find a UVM Medical Center doctor or specialist or call 802-847-5314.
 

Julie S. Adams, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Monica L. Beard-Raymond, OT
Monica L. Beard-Raymond, OT
Occupational Therapy
Sarah Benis, OT
Occupational Therapy
Rose Bernier, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Karyann Bombardier, PT
Karyann Bombardier, PT
Physical Therapy
Kristin S. Brewster, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Chelsea R. Cary, PT
Chelsea R. Cary, PT
Physical Therapy
Keta O. Clark, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Catherine Cone, PT
Catherine Cone, PT
Physical Therapy
Kevin G. Cummings, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Holly E. Curry, PT
Holly E. Curry, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Casey D'Alberto, PT
Casey D'Alberto, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Gretchen M. Daly, OT
Gretchen M. Daly, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Martha N. Davis, PT
Martha N. Davis, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Kathryne H. Decatur, OT
Kathryne H. Decatur, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Sara DeGaetano, OT
Sara DeGaetano, OT
Occupational Therapy
Caitlin E. Dorka, PT
Physical Therapy
Jennifer M. Elsinger, OT
Occupational Therapy
Reuben Escorpizo, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Lindsey Fitzpatrick, OT
Lindsey Fitzpatrick, OT
Occupational Therapy
Deirdre M. Folsom, PT
Physical Therapy
Johanne Fradette, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Marissa L. Francis, OT
Marissa L. Francis, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Ashley Garwood, OT
Ashley Garwood, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Amanda B. Goldstein, PT
Amanda B. Goldstein, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Lisa Goodwin, PT
Lisa Goodwin, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Erin P. Graham, PT
Erin P. Graham, PT
Physical Therapy
Brooke Guilmette, PT
Physical Therapy
Sharon Hallman, PT
Physical Therapy
Patrick R. Hamel, PT
Physical Therapy
Nicola Hawko, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Caitlin M. Hazelton, PT
Caitlin M. Hazelton, PT
Physical Therapy
Kathryn Hibbert, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Kelly A. Hollingworth, OT
Kelly A. Hollingworth, OT
Occupational Therapy
Kristie A. Kapusta, OT
Occupational Therapy
      	        
	  	  Margret A. Kelly, OT
Margret A. Kelly, OT
Occupational Therapy
Wendy D. King, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Suzanne Lawrence, PT
Suzanne Lawrence, PT
Physical Therapy
Jennifer A. Levy, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Joseph L. Linn, PT
Joseph L. Linn, PT
Physical Therapy
Rebecca E. Louko, PT
Physical Therapy
      	        
	  	  Mary-Katherine Lyles, OT
Mary-Katherine Lyles, OT
Occupational Therapy
Dorrie L. Martell, PT
Physical Therapy