From kayaking and biking to golf and fishing, adaptive sports and recreational activities are an important part of our clients' rehabilitation and recovery. Being physically active not only helps clients improve strength and fitness, but it can have a positive impact on their overall well-being and quality of life.
“Participation in sports and recreation can speed the recovery process, and it shows our clients that their disability doesn’t have to keep them from an active and enjoyable lifestyle,” said Special Tree Recreational Therapist Kristin Claerhout, who organizes Special Tree adaptive golf program. Special Tree’s Recreational Therapists encourage clients to explore new activities as well as return to activities they enjoyed before their injury and work with each client to find the most appropriate activity for their interests, capabilities, and needs.
Adaptive Sports Experience
Opportunities for recreational activities are available year-round, but summer is a great time for our clients to experience the benefits of adaptive sports. To help clients and others learn more about adaptive sports and recreation, Special Tree’s Recreational Therapists are hosting a free community-wide event at Willow MetroPark on July 27, 2016. The Adaptive Sports Experience features hands-on demos of adaptive kayaking, biking, golf, fishing, and yoga. Come see what you can do! Learn more.