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New Podcast Explores the Role of Recreation Therapy in Rehabilitation

Jenny DiLaura, MA, CCLS, CTRS, joins Shepherd Center Radio for a new podcast.

Shepherd Center’s Recreation Therapy Department’s mission is to help people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease to lead healthy and active lifestyles as independently as possible through the use of recreation activities, providing education, skill development, and community reintegration opportunities.

Jenny DiLaura, MA, CCLS, CTRS, lead therapist for health and wellness clinics in the Recreation Therapy department, joins Shepherd Center Radio to discuss the role of recreation therapy in the rehabilitation process. The podcast also takes a look at the digital health and wellness programs designed to bring recreation therapy to those at home.

Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at

Jenny DiLaura has been a practicing CTRS for the last 14 years in neurological rehabilitation. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Iowa in Leisure Studies specializing in Recreation Therapy and Child Life. She is very passionate about wellness and loves providing education, online programs, and hands on experiences for those with physical disabilities and illness to increase their own knowledge and experiences in health and wellness.

To learn more about recreation therapy, visit

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.