Sports For The Disabled And Those With Health Problems


  • Diving with Asthma
    by Sheldon Hey
    Many asthmatics want to dive, but unfortunately, there are a number of concerns about the effect of asthma on dive safety.

  • Upper Body Ergometry for Aerobic Training
    by Kristoph Thompson
    The best form of exercise for improving fitness and weight loss is aerobic exercise. For many people, however, exercise involving the lower extremities is problematic due to injury or disability and there is often no alternative.

  • Wheelchair Sports
    by Raquel Simons
    There are many sports which have recently become adaptable for individuals who are confined to wheelchairs. Individuals who are quadriplegic and paraplegic can continue to participate in sports, win championships and even take home Olympic metals.

  • Learning To Dive With The Scuba Trust
    by Ann Buckle
    A conversation with a physiotherapist, who had seen a quadriplegic diving whilst being towed by an able-bodied companion, led to my having a try-dive. Getting out of the wheelchair which M S has put me into, felt wonderful!

  • Wheelchair Basketball Training Tips: Weave Passing And Transition
    by Pål Degerstrøm
    The drill uses a 'multi-man' passing drill up the court, and a transition fast-break drill down the court. It can be played by 3-11 players.

  • Putting Adversity On Ice
    by Stephen Michael Kerr
    It's been just over two years since 36-year-old Scott Brandon became a paraplegic. After going through all the natural adjustments and emotions such a life-changing experience brings, he has neither the time nor inclination to wallow in self-pity.

  • Sports Provide a Welcome Outlet for the Disabled
    by Aldene Fredenburg
    In years past, a serious physical disability meant unemployment, isolation, and inactivity for many thousands of people.No longer.


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