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Specialized Therapy

Specialized Therapies

Our Specialized Therapy department programs are developed with a hands-on therapeutic approach that our patients enjoy and look forward to every day. Our therapists approach their work with dedication, a positive attitude, and professionalism that provide the best possible care for the patients at Wellstone Regional Hospital. We understand that recreation and leisure hobbies are what promote a healthy happy lifestyle and safe strategies for coping. These therapies include:

  • Recreational Therapy
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Climbing Wall
  • Other team building activities

Recreational Therapy

Recreational Therapy services include education and the promotion of recreation for coping. Programming is very creative, ranging from physical movement, wellness, cooking and art in leisure skill development. We offer unique opportunities in developing leisure coping skills such as rock wall climbing, cooking, Karaoke and special holiday and seasonal events. This variety enables us to meet the needs and treatment goals of our clients through therapeutic leisure participation.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy offers a wide range of music genres to appeal to all generations. While in therapy, our patients are engaged in a variety of singing, instrument playing, and movement/dance interventions. With these multi-sensory activities, the patients build positive skills for behavioral, emotional and social outlets with a framework that puts our patients at home with music in coping.

Horticultural Therapy

We offer Horticultural Therapy opportunities during group therapy to enhance usable skills for coping at home. Horticulture and gardening provide a physical outlet for anxiety, stress and depression. It is also used to increase mental stimulation, memory recall and sober coping outdoors. The patients have access to our horticulture garden and a greenhouse for starting plants and vegetables from seedlings. The patients are encouraged to cultivate plants that they can care for at home. This therapy works by engaging clients in developing coping strategies with outdoor programming, mastering the environment and nature for coping year round.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call for a free assessment at 812-284-8000. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.