ABSOLUTELY! There are a huge variety of both recreational and competitive opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries. It is important to remember that if a sport is available to an able-bodied person it is highly likely that it is available to someone with a disability. Through adaptive technology, professional instruction and equipment individuals can participate in may year-round sports and activities such as alpine skiing, hand-cycling, hunting, quad rugby, tennis, shooting, archery, and rock-climbing.
Specialized equipment will enhance your participation and experience whether it a racing lightweight wheelchair or an adaptive mono ski.
Recreational activities and sports are critical for leisure and to stay in shape physically and mentally. Athletes can participate recreationally or competitively and may enjoy competing at an international level in an array of Paralympic Sports.
Whatever your interest may be there are many excellent resources, organizations, products and professionals to help you find the recreational activity that you would like to participate in.
It is a documented fact that participation has many benefits for you and your family. I have had the privilege of witnessing first hand the powerful impact of participation in adaptive therapeutic recreation. The results are life-changing not only for the person with a disability but the family as a whole. The belief is “If I can do this, I can do anything."