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4: Allison Huck, CTRS, RRT

In this episode of Brightway Answers, we interview recreational therapist Allison Huck with questions submitted by brain injury survivors and caregivers.

Allison answers questions like:
- What is recreational therapy and how can it help brain injury survivors?
- What types of recreational and adaptive activities and programs are available?
- How can I use recreational therapy to improve things like vocabulary or my social life?

Allison Huck is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. She works with inpatients to increase their ability participate in meaningful recreation and leisure activities after brain injury. She has interests in yoga, cycling, rowing, virtual reality, and gaming, which she incorporates into her practice as a therapist as well as into community programming.

If you’d like your question answered by a doctor, therapist, or other professional who specializes in brain injury in an upcoming interview, submit your question by going to https://www.brightwayhealth.org/podcast and click Submit a Question.

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RESOURCES

Here is a list of resources that Allison mentions in this episode.

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Adaptive Sports & Fitness:
https://www.MedStarNRH.org/sports

Move United - adapt at home fitness classes:
https://www.MoveUnitedSport.org

Super H 5k Run, Walk & Wheel:
https://www.medstarnrh.org/philanthropy/partner-with-us/events/super-h-5k-run-walk-and-wheel/

Meditation Resources:
Headspace: https://www.headspace.com
InsightTimer: https://www.insighttimer.com
Calm: https://www.calm.com
LoveYourBrain: https://www.loveyourbrain.com/meditation-library

Games:
UNO
Tapple
5 Second Rule
Taboo
Catch Phrase