Blauwet C, Willick SE. PM R. 2012 Nov;4(11):851-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.08.015. SOURCE: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Competitive sports for people with disabilities has grown rapidly over the past several decades, and opportunities for participation are increasingly available throughout the spectrum from developmental to elite.… Read More »»
Sports and Recreation
“Promoting Better Health for Young People through Physical Activity and Sports: A Report to the President”
By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contact URL http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/promoting_health/
Contact URL http://www.specialyoga.com
American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation’s National Credentialing Workshops in Adapted Aquatics Instructor Training
Contact URL http://www.aahperd.org/aapar/template.cfm?template=aa_overview.html
Camp Helen Keller Contact URL http://www.helenkeller.org/graphicversion/daycamp.html
Jill Mayers–Volunteer Development Officer Greater Manchester Sports Partnership Belle Vue Athletics Centre Pink Bank Lane, Gorton Manchester M12 5GL 0161 223 1002 Email Website PROJECT NAME: The Millennium Volunteers Sports Network North West PROJECT LOCATION: Manchester, England CONTACT: Jill Mayers–Volunteer Development Officer Greater Manchester Sports Partnership Belle Vue Athletics Centre Pink Bank Lane, Gorton… Read More »»
Participation in recreational and competitive sports at an early age has long been touted as a positive influence on growth and development, and for fostering lifelong healthy lifestyles. The benefits of an active lifestyle include not only fitness, but the promotion of a sense of inclusion and improved self-esteem. These benefits are well documented in… Read More »»
Psychosocial impact of participation in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and Winter Sports Clinic.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of individuals who participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) and the Winter Sports Clinic (WSC) for veterans with disabilities. In addition, it was of interest to determine how these events had impacted their lives. METHOD: Participants were recruited at the 20th Winter… Read More »»
Influence of sport participation on community integration and quality of life: a comparison between sport participants and non-sport participants with spinal cord injury.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To determine whether community integration and/or quality of life (QoL) among people living with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) are superior among sport participants vs non-sport participants. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. Participants/Methods: Persons (n=90) living in the community with SCI (ASIA Impairment Scale A-D), level C5 or below, > 15 years of age, >12… Read More »»
Promoting the participation of children with disabilities in sports, recreation, and physical activities.
The benefits of physical activity are universal for all children, including those with disabilities. The participation of children with disabilities in sports and recreational activities promotes inclusion, minimizes deconditioning, optimizes physical functioning, and enhances overall well-being. Despite these benefits, children with disabilities are more restricted in their participation, have lower levels of fitness, and have… Read More »»