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Can someone with a spinal cord injury still participate in sports?

Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali, CPT,NASM Elite Trainer
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Definitely!  Organizations such as Wheelchair Sports USA, Disabled Sports USA, National Wheelchair Basketball Association do much to promote inclusion in sports in the spinal cord injury/spinal cord disability arena.

Wheelchair Sports USA sponsors competitive events in pistol shooting, riflery, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, archery, fencing wheelchair slalom and track and field.

Aaron Fotheringham has been a true inspiration in demonstrating that individuals with spinal cord injuries can outperform individuals without disabilities.

In encourage you to visit the following link.

http://videos.disabled-world.com/video/284/aaron-fotheringham-wheelchair-backflip

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