Active Lifestyle Information for Amputees

There are many opportunities for those living with limb loss to get back out in the world and live an active lifestyle. The activities range from golf to running to rock climbing and snowboarding and much more!  All activities can be adapted for amputees to participate.  If you can concieve it, you can achieve it!

​Resources

Achilles International is a non-profit organization that brings able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners together to train in an environment of support and community. They have special programs for kids and veterans, too.

Adaptive Action Sports is an organization that creates skateboard, snowboard and other action sport camps, events and programs for youth, young adults and wounded veterans living with permanent physical disabilities, TBI and PTSD.

NAGA was originally comprised of a small group of amputee golfers who played friendly games.  This quickly developed into regional tournament play in various cities across the United States.

ADN's mission is to promote a better quality of life for people with physical disabilities by creating awareness and offering opportunities to get involved with athletic, recreational and educational activities nationwide. They also put on the Extremity Games.

Blaze Sports is a non-profit organization that hosts programs in adaptive sports, camps, and training/education with the goal of changing the lives of children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities through sport.

Challenge Aspen hosts adaptive ski and snowboard programs in Aspen/Snowmass, as well as camps on the mountain and in the Roaring Fork Valley, making winter sports accessible to adults and children with any physical or cognitive disability, catering to novice and advanced levels.

Challenge Magazine is a publication of Disabled Sports USA, providing adaptive sports information to adults and children with disabilities. From those learning adaptive sports for the first time to disabled athletes on the US Paralympic team, Challenge Magazine encourages anyone with a disability to participate in sports!

CAF recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports their athletic endeavors by providing unparalleled sports opportunities including grants for equipment, training and travel, sports clinics and mentorship.

The University of Central Oklahoma hosts the UCO Endeavor Games, a nationally recognized competition that allows all athletes with physical disabilities to participate in a multi-sport event. 

Extremity Games is organized by Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN), whose mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. Events include skateboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, wakeboarding, mountain biking, moto-cross and power lifting.

Footprints Adventures creates outdoor events to promote self-advocacy, personal-reflection and self-confidence among teens and adults with limb differences and limb loss; and to challenge them to set new physical goals through fun and adventurous activities.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organize the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.

The Alliance creates and promotes awareness about the benefits of accessible golf. In addition to online publications and social media marketing, the Alliance engages in speaking opportunities at conferences and other public events. They provide education and instruction and grants.

OPAF aims primarily to enable individuals served by the orthotics and prosthetics community to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction. In achieving this goal, OPAF also seeks to provide adaptive sports programs, clinics and activities, raise public awareness of the benefits that individuals with physical disabilities receive from physical activity, orthotics, and prosthetics and facilitate continuing education programs for allied-health professionals who serve as members of the rehabilitation team.

Paradox Sports is a Colorado based non-profit that provides opportunities and specialized adaptive equipment so that anyone is able to be an active participant in human-powered sports, like rock climbing, etc.

SportsAbilities is resource for people with physical disabilities to find recreational, advocacy, support, and adaptive sporting activities across the nation.   They post calendars for every state and 26 different activities ranging from Team Sports to Social Gatherings.

Official website for the Team USA.

Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA provides multi-sport and recreation opportunities for individuals with a disability by facilitating, advocating, and developing a national community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional and national competitions, and providing access to international competitions in conjunction with the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation.

Adaptive outdoors organization with resources and events for disabled people who hunt, fish, camp, etc. 

Yoga for Amputees is an online yoga program for active and less active amputees to experience the health and wellness benefits of yoga. Get tips and directions to start a yoga practice after becoming an amputee.  

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