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How Adaptive Sports Can Change Your Life

Almost every day I hear a story of someone who has had a life changing accident or illness and as a result has lost the ability to use their legs. But that didn’t stop them and they credit their way back to life as a result of their involvement in adaptive sports and recreation. Many… Read more »

Fitness Suggestions for Individuals with Disabilities

Fitness Suggestions for Individuals with Disabilities

Fitness and exercise is key if you want to maintain and improve your overall health. The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) has an entire section on their website proclaiming the value of exercise and the benefits for everyone. It is even more important for people with a disability because of the… Read more »

Paul Schulte Announces His Retirement from Paralympic Level Basketball

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Team Invacare’s Paul Schulte, a two-time U.S. Paralympic Games bronze medalist and three-time U.S. Paralympian is retiring from the USA Men’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Schulte’s numerous contributions to the sport of wheelchair basketball over the past 20 years have helped the sport grow in both popularity and participation by helping to attract a… Read more »

How Handcycling Helped My Recovery

By Mary Carol Peterson, Occupational Therapist On January 29, 2009 I was in an accident. I had a crushed vertebrae at L2, a broken pelvis in four places, a grade 2 separated right shoulder and a smashed knee. I was so lucky though, because my spinal cord was still intact and I had no paralysis…. Read more »

2016 Top End® American Handcycling Championship

The 2016 Top End® Euro American Handcycling Championship is fast approaching! New Year, New Course and an all New RACE!  This year there will be a Time Trial, Road Race and a Criterium at our new course near Clermont, FL. Our great event kicks off at the pre-race meeting Friday February 5th and competition starts… Read more »

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Get Active

It’s 2016 and a great time to try an adaptive sport. Today there are more sports than ever to choose from including: handcycling, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, quad rugby, wheelchair racing and even wheelchair dancing. At one time, athletes adapted their everyday chairs to play sports but now there are many sport specific… Read more »

How to Adjust Your Handcycle

How to Adjust Your Handcycle

Handcycling is a great sport and is an awesome way to get some exercise. To get the most out of your ride it is important to adjust your handcycle so that you are comfortable, safe and as efficient as possible. One of the best things about owning a handcycle is that no matter what type… Read more »