Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tag: Wheelchair Sports

How wheelchair rugby ‘changed everything’ for one athlete

Carl Williams maneuvers across the court with the practiced precision of an athlete. He simultaneously searches the crowd, calculating which team member can catch an inbound throw without being intercepted. This might seem a tough...

Best Sports to Play Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Sustaining any form of serious injury can be terrifying, however, when that injury affects your spinal cord, it can be somewhat even more worrying. This is particularly true for those who have always been...

Meet The Librarian Who Became Australia’s First Female Wheelchair Rugby Star

“It’s different being on court, smashing each other, and then going off to the library and telling people to keep it down.” Librarian by day, wheelchair rugby player by night. Impressive, right? If...

LIVING THE DREAM How I became a wheelchair tennis star after I was paralysed...

LAUREN Jones, 23, is a wheelchair tennis player from Worthing. Lauren, who was number 25 in the world, tells how she made her sport dreams come true and is now living a life she loves,...

Oscar Mike: Noah Currier’s mission to empower injured veterans inspires hope and healing

The founder of Oscar Mike, a million-dollar apparel company focused on supporting injured veterans, receives his care at the Milwaukee VA. Noah Currier, who is passionate about wheelchair sports, will be fitted for a...

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world's first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club. Terry Kirby, 63, was a budding new golfer before - in...

Para-football gave Colin Shields ‘something to work towards and enjoy’

Colin Shields is on the brink of representing his country at a sport he loves, something that would have been inconceivable seven years ago when an accident at work left him paralysed. The 37-year-old has...

Specialty wheelchairs help athletes thrive

 TAMPA (FOX 13) - They are athletes who have faced more challenges than sports but there's a company in Pinellas Park giving them a competitive edge with the right set of wheels. Top End Wheelchairs...

Disabled Veterans Using Rowing To Push Forward

https://youtu.be/i1cqxQ8f6JU Disabled veterans David Graham and John Fay would like to use their stories as an example to others facing disabilities or hardships in life, that the key is to keep pushing forward. (CBSDFW.COM) – John...

UH Study: Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression and Stress in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

https://youtu.be/5SNPjLBuQuI Wheelchair rugby is a high-octane team contact sport changing the lives and mental health of the spinal cord injury patients who play it. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health...