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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 Bike

Wheelchair bike: a step to equality

Read the story of our writer Raya Al-Jadir about how a wheelchair bike change her life as a disabled child and how important physical activity may be, even if you’re not fully aware of it. Raya is a freelance writer and a member of Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Trailblazers who has written for many outlets like […]

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wheelchair tennis

Wheelchair Tennis: How Do You Play It?

Game, set, match!  What do you know about wheelchair tennis? You’ve undoubtedly heard of Wimbledon with its infamous strawberries and cream and celebrity spectator crowd, but one of the most popular adaptive sports out there, the thrill of being outdoors whilst keeping fit and active, and having the opportunity to even play doubles with a […]

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physical disabilities

Overcoming physical disabilities in sport

Physical disabilities can often be perceived as a barrier in engagement of many daily tasks but particularly in leisure or sporting activity. As society becomes more familiar with meeting disability needs the adaptations or compensatory approaches adopted to empower independent engagement in day-to-day tasks have become standard or normalised rather than specialist. Adaptations such as […]

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disabled gardening

Wheelchair gardening, get started today

If you use a wheelchair, the idea of disabled gardening might not have crossed your mind.  But let me tell you, it’s more than possible, and loads of fun, too! If you have a garden, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating a friendly and welcoming space for your whole family to enjoy, that you […]

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disability sports

How to get into Disability Sports.

Sport is an essential part of any active and healthy lifestyle. It’s essential to strike a balance between work, play and exercise, in order to maintain overall good health. Diet is also a key factor, but for the purposes of this article we’ll be focusing mainly on sport and more specifically, how to get into […]

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