Simple Steps, LLC

Round Rock, TX

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At Community R.E.C. Therapies, our mission is to help others have a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. We strive to provide excellent home and community-based service with topnotch therapists, which means every program, every goal, and every session is tailored to meet the needs of your child and/or family member.

Currently, we provide recreation therapy, aquatic therapy (pool therapy), and adapted aquatics. All services are provided by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with a bachelor's degree. In addition, recreation therapists have CPR/AED through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association, professional liability insurance, auto insurance, and undergo drug screening. Recreational therapists who have emergency water safety (American Red Cross), water safety instruction, and/or lifeguard certification as well as additional training in aquatics, provide aquatic therapy.

Therapists tailor programs to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities; therefore, each recreational therapy program looks different. Therapeutic activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: arts and crafts, scrapbooking, computer skills, team sports, card games, board games, music activities, cooking/baking, and puzzles. In addition, clients may participate in therapeutic outings including, but not limited to, the following: movies, bowling, adapted kayaking, laser tag, community festivals, concerts, zoo, park, garden center, department stores, and professional sports games. Clients with specific interests are encouraged to share those with their therapists. Each client receives an initial evaluation to determine his or her needs, tailored goals and treatment plan, and a quarterly chart and treatment plan review.

All aquatic therapy or pool therapy services are provided within the scope of our practice as certified therapeutic recreation specialists or recreational therapists. We utilize aquatic therapy, adapted aquatics, and aquatic fitness, to enhance function and improve quality of life. Our therapists incorporate leisure and recreation activities, relaxation exercises, weight bearing, stretching, and walking into therapy. We work to increase health and fitness, stamina, flexibility, safety awareness, and adapted swim skills.

Finally, we offer 4-6 week adapted aquatics programming. Adapted aquatics is a short-term leisure program performed in the water, and designed to help individuals with disabilities, learn safe and effective methods for enjoying the water. Recreational therapists provide adapted aquatic activities, such as basic swim skills, breathing techniques, floating, and water activities, tailored to meet the swim needs of your child, youth, and/or adult family member.

Clients may pay for services privately, or access funds through the class funds. We offer services in Austin, Waco, Corpus Christi, and College Station. Please call for estimated rates because we offer a sliding scale based on location and travel time.

Location

Round Rock, TX 78681

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Linda M. Dec 16, 2011
    I met Jessica when she was 28 years old. She has cerebral palsy from birth. Jessica spent most of her time in her room on the floor watching T.V. and listening to books on tape. Jessica thought her life was just fine, not knowing how much she was missing. I married her father and began looking for services to help her expand her world and improve her body physically. We met Christine and changes began to happen. Christine started recreational and aquatic therapy with Jessica. They would plan activites and go out to lunch, to the movies, shopping, all the things that most young women do all the time. Jessica began to look forward to the outings. Then Christine started aquatic therapy, and whithin a short time Jessica was becoming stronger and able to walk much better with her walker. I know Christine not only provided the therapies mentioned about, but she also helped Jessica assert herself and make her own decisions. Jessica was becoming more independant which was the next step in her life. A year ago Jessica moved into a group home. She is extremly happy and is thriving in the home. We know that Christine played a hugh part in preparing her for this move. Jessica and Christine would talk about being independant and how much work that would involve. Jessica began to see the advantage of moving away from her dad. Not only did Christine help Jessica improve her life, but she was there for me when I was having a difficult time dealing with issuses as the step-mother. Christine always was interested in all aspects of our family and she made sure that Jessica understood how to respect and get along as a family. We miss having Christine in our lives and would highly recommend her dedication and expertise to improve your child's life. You have found the right professional therapy company for your family!
  • Marylyn P. Nov 15, 2011
    Christine worked with my 8 year old autistic daughter with both recreational therapy and aquatic therapy. In the course of about 6 weeks, I saw my daughter go from completely falling apart when she had to do hard schoolwork to being able to say, "This is very hard for me, and I'm feeling frustrated. Can you help me?" I can't tell you how HUGE that is for an autistic child! I highly recommend Christine and Community REC Therapies.

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Recreation and Aquatic (Pool) Therapy are exciting therapeutic services. Our services are holistic, focusing on behavioral, physical, cognitive, social, and spiritual needs. In therapy, we work to diminish illness, disease, and/or disability, and improve quality of life through therapeutic activities, 1:1 outings, and group outings.