Sports For Children With Physical Disabilities

Children with physical disabilities have extra challenges when it comes to participating in sports.  Children with disabilities may need special equipment or assistance from trained coaches, teachers and guides.

With the right help, children with physical disabilities are able to partake in most sports and exercises such as:

#1.  SWIMMING

Swimming is extremely beneficial for physically disabled children and adults.  As long as there is the right supervision and patience, it would help relax muscles and enhance self-confidence and mental wellbeing.

#2.  BASKETBALL

Those who have spina bifida, cerebral palsy, paralysis and amputations due to accidents are able to partake in wheelchair basketball.  A fast-paced team sport that helps physically disabled get healthy and make new friends.

#3.  HORSEBACK RIDING

This offers many benefits such as muscle strength, increased metabolism and improved posture.  The psychological benefits include improved self-confidence, self-esteem and coping skills.

#4.  KAYAKING

This is a great outdoor sport and past time that many children enjoy.  Tandem Kayaks have space for two paddlers.  This is a great choice for young inexperienced paddlers.

#5.  MOUNTAIN BIKING

If able to wheel their own wheelchair then mountain biking is possible. The bikes used for downhill mountain biking are specialized bikes known as 4-cross mountain bikes.

 #6. FISHING

A wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun. If you live near a body of water such as a river, lake or ocean then this is the perfect sport for you.  There are adaptive fishing equipment available for people with disabilities. Kids get so excited when they reel in their first catch, it really increases confidence and brings them joy.

https://www.action4.org.za/sports-helps-physically-disabled-youth/