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Adapting sports & fitness

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Adapting sports & fitness

  1. 1. Adapting Sports & Fitness for People with Disabilities Montana SportsUnited: China, U.S. Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center of the University of Montana
  2. 2. Objectives • Exchanges identified needs and ideas to adapt sports and fitness activities for individuals with disabilities • Adapting activities for all abilities 2
  3. 3. Why Adapt Sports and Fitness • Pain • Fatigue • Lack of energy, endurance, strength • Weight Control • Depression • Isolation • Financial • Transportation • Accessibility 3 • Time
  4. 4. Why Adapt Sports and Fitness 4
  5. 5. Unified Sports Opportunities Adapting Sports for people with and without disabilities to participate together as teammates. 5
  6. 6. Sport Selection Three Important Considerations 1. Accessibility: Can students with different types of disabilities participate in the sport with appropriate accommodations? 6
  7. 7. Sport Selection Three Important Considerations 2. Meaningful Involvement: Can students with and without disabilities contribute to their Unified Sports teams meaningfully? 7
  8. 8. Sport Selection Three Important Considerations 3. Safety: Can all students participate safely in the sports environment without fundamentally altering the nature of the sport? 8
  9. 9. Adapting Fitness •Supervised accessible fitness facility •Pneumex body-support assisted standing and walking program 9
  10. 10. Working with Bands 11
  11. 11. Adapting Equipment 12
  12. 12. Adapting Equipment 13
  13. 13. Adapting Equipment 14
  14. 14. Adapting Equipment 15
  15. 15. Questions? • Would Unified Sports be something that you could do in your community? • What are some exercises that you have adapted to meet the need of individuals with disabilities? • What are some of the sports that you adapt for people with disabilities? 16
  16. 16. Thank You! Montana

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