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Adapted Sports

Adapted sports are a great way for wheelchair users to get exercise while meeting new people and making new friends.

If you use a wheelchair, you might be wondering, “Is participating in wheelchair sports a good option for me?” Maybe you aren’t familiar with all the different options available and you wonder, “What types of sports can you do in a wheelchair?” Or maybe you are interested in a sport but are wondering, “How can I find the nearest adaptive sports team?”

Reading these articles will give you an overview on:

  • Types of adaptive sports, such as archery, skiing, football, basketball, swimming, and much more
  • Rules and regulations of adaptive games
  • The health benefits of different kinds of sports
  • How competitive each sport is, where it has teams, and if it is part of the Paralympics

Some of the things you will learn about adapted sports are:

  • Wheelchair racing is done using a special racing chair.
  • Adaptive swimming is one of the few sports that doesn’t require any special equipment.
  • Adaptive skiing events include Downhill skiing, Super-G, Slalom, and Giant slalom.
  • Powerchair football is one of the most inclusive sports, since it can be played by people of all physical ability.

You can also find information on playing sports and staying fit in our free ebook, Sport on Four Wheels Rather Than Two Legs: A Guide To Staying Fit As a Wheelchair User.

wheelchair softball

What is Wheelchair Softball?: Some Things You Should Know

What is wheelchair softball? If you are a fan of the traditional sport, you may have a hard time imagining how playing softball can be possible for wheelchair users. How can players roll on the grass? How can they push their chairs if they are wearing ball gloves? It may seem that a sport such […]

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Wheelchair racing

What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Racing

If you are familiar with handcycling, you may think wheelchair racing is the same thing. However, they are very different. It’s important to know exactly what wheelchair racing is so that you can choose which type of sport might be best for you. To help you choose if wheelchair racing is the right sport for […]

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wheelchair archery

What is Wheelchair Archery?

Wheelchair Archery is a track and field sport that requires very little, if any, adaptation to play after your spinal cord injury. Many athletes can play without any adaptive equipment at all. And although it’s considered a spring sport, there are indoor ranges to use that can make archery an activity you can enjoy year-round. […]

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Disability skiing

The joys and dangers of Disability Skiing

There are many different sports that disabled people can get involved with, but none are perhaps as extreme as Disability Skiing. Hurtling at breakneck speeds mountain sides covered with a blanket of snow, whilst you’re strapped into a singular seat that’s perched on a ski blade – and with only two further blades in each […]

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Wheelchair Football

Before Joining A Wheelchair Football Team, Ask These Three Questions

Wheelchair football is one of the most popular disability sports. Children grow up watching traditional football and cheering for their favorite team. Many people, both kids and adults, play traditional football on a team or in their yard. Naturally, this would make wheelchair football one of the first adaptive sports you might choose. But before […]

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Adaptive skiing

Adaptive Skiing: Have You Tried This Popular Winter Sport?

Did you spend your winter inside by the fireplace, or did you try out some new activities, such as adaptive skiing? Adaptive skiing is one of the most popular adaptive winter sports. Snow and ice may make it harder to get around in your wheelchair, which means many wheelchair users stay inside more during the […]

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Wheelchair Marathon

Have you ever considered participating in a Wheelchair Marathon?

Wheelchair marathon is a style of wheelchair racing which usually takes place on open roads and runs in conjunction with some of the major marathons that take place over the world throughout the year, i.e. the London marathon. I’ve personally participated in a couple of marathons, both as an individual participant and as a disabled […]

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