Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville has been treating a growing number of pediatric patients over the past few months. To help children feel more comfortable while they are here for treatments, the pediatric team hosted Provision’s first Pediatric Art Therapy session on July 24th.
In order to be treated with proton radiation, most of our pediatric patients require a mask that is placed daily for immobilization. The staff at Provision wanted to help decrease anxiety and provide a great overall experience. These special patients were given the opportunity to personalize their masks with paints and markers as well as paint canvases during our first art therapy session!
The use of art therapy has been around for a long time and is a great way to help patients express their creativity and emotions.