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Spinal Cord Injury Update

Fall 2009: Volume 18, Number 3


Get Going: Physical Activity and Exercise Resources



On our Web site

Universal Fitness, an SCI Forum presentation by Cathy Warms, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, May 8, 2007. Read the report or watch the streaming video at http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/universal_fitness.asp.

Fitness after SCI: How to Get Started, SCI Update, Fall 2004, http://sci.washington.edu/info/newsletters/articles/04fall_fitness.asp.

National Organizations

NCPAD—National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.Excellent resource, plus exercise videos specifically for people with paraplegia and quadriplegia: http://www.ncpad.org

Accessbile fitness and recreation programs, by state (from NCPAD): http://www.ncpad.org/programs

National Parks Service Free Access Pass to all National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands: http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/access/access_pass.htm

Paralyzed Veterans of America sports information: http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sports_main&s_src=Google

Articles & Publications

Choosing a workout that’s right for you and your disability: http://www.disaboom.com/Health/Articles/fitnessandnutrition/Choosing-a-Workout-that_1920_s-Right-for-You.aspx

Chair Yoga is Accessible for All: http://www.disaboom.com/Health/Articles/fitnessandnutrition/chair-yoga-get-fit-where-you-sit.aspx

Resistance Band Workout for Wheelchair Users: http://www.disaboom.com/Health/Articles/fitnessandnutrition/resistance-band-workout.aspx

Using a Fitness Center Does Not Have to be an Exercise in Frustration: http://www.cdihp.org/fitness%20center%20nov08.pdf

Paralyzed Veterans of America articles on quad weight lifting and fitness training: http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sports_fitness_workout

Sports ‘n’ Spokes magazine: http://www.pvamagazines.com/sns

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Disability Sports Organizations

Disabled Sports USA: http://www.dsusa.org

Adaptive Adventures—Sports and recreation programs and events throughout the U.S.: http://www.adaptiveadventures.org

Extreme Chairing—Extreme sports for people with disabilities: http://www.extremechairing.com

Wilderness Inquiry — Accessible adventure travel: http:// www.wildernessinquiry.org

Handicapped Scuba Association: http://www.hsascuba.com/index.html

National Alliance for Accessible Golf: http://www.accessgolf.org

National Wheelchair Basketball Association: http://www.nwba.org

No Barriers USA—Adaptive rock climbing, hiking, off-road biking, kayaking, sailing and scuba diving for individuals with disabilities: http://www.nobarriersusa.org/index.html

United States Quad Rugby Association: http://www.quadrugby.com

Parks in Washington State

Washington State Parks Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide: http://www.parks.wa.gov/ada-rec

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Accessing Washington’s Outdoors: http://wdfw.wa.gov/outreach/access/accessibility

Mount Rainier National Park: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/index.htm

North Cascades National Parks Service: http://www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm

Olympic National Park:http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/index.htm

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Western Washington Opportunities

Bellevue Aquatic Center has a warm therapy pool: http:// www.bellevuewa.gov/aquatic_center.htm

Bellevue Parks and Recreation—Highland Community Center para gym: http://www.bellevuewa.gov/highland_center.htm

Footloose Sailing program—the Northwest’s sailing program for people with disabilities: http://www.footloosesailing.org

King County Accessible Pools: http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/pools/accessibility.aspx

Outdoorsforall—year-round outdoor recreation for people with disabilities: http://www.outdoorsforall.org

Pushing Boundaries—exercise therapy center for people with paralysis. http://www.pushing-boundaries.org

Sammamish Rowing Association—Adaptive program: http://srarowing.com/adult/adaptive.aspx

Seattle Adaptive Sports: http://www.seattleadaptivesports.org/index.php

Seattle Adaptive Sports Experience (Seattle Parks and Recreation): http://www.seattle.gov/parks/SpecialPops/index.htm

Seattle Parks Guide—map and chart showing accessible features and services available at each park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/ParkGuide.htm

Seattle Accessible Pools: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/index.htm

Equipment & Products

Sportaid—sport wheelchairs and accessories: http://www.sportaid.com

Access To Recreation: http://www.accesstr.com

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