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ADAPTED SPORTS<br />An Introduction to Adapted Sports and the Equipment Used<br />Produced by Justin W. Kimrey<br />Spinal...
What are Adapted Sports?<br />Adapted sports are any sport, hobby, or activity that is performed by someone with a disabil...
Things to Consider Before Trying Adapted Sports<br />ABILITY TO ADAPT (Psychologically, Physically, Environmentally) <br /...
Why Try Adapted Sports??<br />Adapted sports can give meaning to some one that has a new or old disability.  <br />Has bee...
Activities I have enjoyed doing WITH a Spinal Cord Injury<br /><ul><li>Scuba Diving/Spear Fishing
Hunting (Deer, Duck, and Turkey)
Fishing (Inshore and Offshore)
“Mount Maker” Offshore Fishing Team
Camping
Skiing (Water and Snow)
Kayaking
Skydiving
Hand cycling
Travel
Art (Painting, Sculpture, Photography) </li></li></ul><li>Achievements AFTER my Spinal Cord Injury<br /><ul><li>Three Time...
WSA Snow Ski Team
Only Person in a Wheelchair to ever win SKA King Mackerel Tournament
Three wins in hand cycling tournaments
Competition in Adapted Sports is Quikly Growing in Every Sport!!</li></li></ul><li>Camping is an excellent way for people ...
Scuba Diving and Spear Fishing can give  a person with disabilities  freedom from gravity and independence.  <br />Scuba D...
It may be more difficult for divers that are unable to move their legs to propel themselves while underwater. <br />Underw...
Hunting is a activity that requires little modification for people with disabilities.  While hunting animals is not for ev...
Adapted Snow Ski’s are needed and range from $1,000-$6,000.  These ski’s can be rented at most ski resorts.<br />Snow Skii...
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  1. 1. ADAPTED SPORTS<br />An Introduction to Adapted Sports and the Equipment Used<br />Produced by Justin W. Kimrey<br />Spinal Cord Injury, Post 7 Years<br />
  2. 2. What are Adapted Sports?<br />Adapted sports are any sport, hobby, or activity that is performed by someone with a disability using equipment specifically designed/modified to allow the individual to do that activity that was previously not possible without this equipment or adaptation. <br />
  3. 3. Things to Consider Before Trying Adapted Sports<br />ABILITY TO ADAPT (Psychologically, Physically, Environmentally) <br />EXPECT CHALLENGES<br />STRENGTH TRAINING (Aids in transfers, Mobility, Health)<br />OPEN TO NEW EXPERIENCES <br />REALIZE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO REACH YOUR GOAL<br />TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY :(Regular check ups with your doctor)<br />
  4. 4. Why Try Adapted Sports??<br />Adapted sports can give meaning to some one that has a new or old disability. <br />Has been proven to give a better quality of life to PWD.<br />Greatly helps the success in initial rehabilitation process.<br />Promotes a healthy lifestyle.<br />Can feed the drive for competition. <br />
  5. 5. Activities I have enjoyed doing WITH a Spinal Cord Injury<br /><ul><li>Scuba Diving/Spear Fishing
  6. 6. Hunting (Deer, Duck, and Turkey)
  7. 7. Fishing (Inshore and Offshore)
  8. 8. “Mount Maker” Offshore Fishing Team
  9. 9. Camping
  10. 10. Skiing (Water and Snow)
  11. 11. Kayaking
  12. 12. Skydiving
  13. 13. Hand cycling
  14. 14. Travel
  15. 15. Art (Painting, Sculpture, Photography) </li></li></ul><li>Achievements AFTER my Spinal Cord Injury<br /><ul><li>Three Time OBX Spear fishing Champion
  16. 16. WSA Snow Ski Team
  17. 17. Only Person in a Wheelchair to ever win SKA King Mackerel Tournament
  18. 18. Three wins in hand cycling tournaments
  19. 19. Competition in Adapted Sports is Quikly Growing in Every Sport!!</li></li></ul><li>Camping is an excellent way for people with disabilities to return to the outdoors and requires no special equipment. <br />
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  21. 21. Scuba Diving and Spear Fishing can give a person with disabilities freedom from gravity and independence. <br />Scuba Diving and Spear Fishing requires a certification from a reputable diving agency. PADI is a well known diving agency that accommodates people with disabilities. <br />
  22. 22. It may be more difficult for divers that are unable to move their legs to propel themselves while underwater. <br />Underwater Scooters can be used by people with disabilities to help propel the individual through the water.<br />
  23. 23. Hunting is a activity that requires little modification for people with disabilities. While hunting animals is not for everyone, teaching someone target shooting is a cheap and easy way to allow people with disabilities to stay active.<br />
  24. 24. Adapted Snow Ski’s are needed and range from $1,000-$6,000. These ski’s can be rented at most ski resorts.<br />Snow Skiing is an exciting and fast paced sport that gives people with disabilities the chance to get compete and get the speed they crave. <br />
  25. 25. Adapted Water Skiing is a great sport for people with disabilities to try. It requires use of an adapted water ski that can be rented or purchased by most rehabilitation centers. <br />
  26. 26. Bowling is cheap and fun activity for people with disabilities to try. <br />Bowing requires no modifications and is actually cheaper for people using wheelchairs because they are not required to rent bowing shoes.<br />
  27. 27. Exploring the outdoors is another cost effective way for people with disabilities to stay active and enjoy life.<br />Exploring the outdoors requires no modifications and is only limited to what the person can physically achieve. <br />
  28. 28. Or Just Enjoying Life!<br />Adapted Activities Give Different Meaning to Everyone. <br />Some May Do It For the Rush…Others May Do it To Relax.<br />
  29. 29. A Few Videos of Adapted Sports That May Help You Decide What is For You…<br />
  30. 30. GOING UP STAIRS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRgiz2a3Njs<br />BACKFLIP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc1YdL_w1Hg<br />SKATE PARK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWxl-PjxgRE&feature=related<br />TRICKS IN A WHEELCHAIR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Z7rV7kKnI&feature=fvst<br />RUGBY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VouLjuZhe_0&feature=PlayList&p=69A12C2793501033&index=0<br />TENNIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbk4QZkZ06E<br />BASKETBALL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGMUyMo-h0g<br />MOUNTAIN BIKING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfL9wAH8Dyo<br />SURFING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvFHkk_lCms<br />A LOOK INTO MY LIFE STYLE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D4ZaICepeM<br />
  31. 31. DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHAIRS<br />Beach Chair (Large rubber tires and Castors)<br />
  32. 32. SPORT CHAIR <br />(Basketball, Rugby, Tennis)<br />
  33. 33. SUSPENTION CHAIR <br />
  34. 34. MONOSKI (SNOW SKIING)<br />PRICE RANGE: $2,000-$6,000<br />
  35. 35. RESOURES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCI<br />www.PADI.com<br />http://www.colourswheelchair.com/products/prod_y360.htm<br />www.sportaid.com<br />www.christopherreevvesfoundation.com<br />www.liferollson.com<br />www.cripcollege.com<br />
  36. 36. REMEMBER…..<br /><ul><li>YOU HAVE ONE SHOT AT LIFE, TAKE ADVATAGE OF IT!
  37. 37. NEVER JUDGE PEOPLE BY WHAT YOU THINK THEY CANT DO, CONSIDER WHAT THEY CAN DO
  38. 38. MOST IMPORTANT: LIFE ROLLS ON!</li>
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