Sport & Recreation

Information about sport, recreation and fitness for people living with disability.

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Living with a disability doesn't need to impact your love of sport or getting out and about. The articles below will help you with finding information about sport, recreation and keeping fit.


Staying fit and active with a disability

Australians of all ages, including those with a disability, are encouraged to be active to stay healthy. However, statistics show that those with a disability do not get enough physical activity compared to those without one.

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Recreation, sport and the NDIS

Recreational activities, including sport, are an important part of community inclusion and can offer the opportunity to develop social connections as well. The NDIS may provide funding to remove any barriers for you to participate in sports and recreational activities.

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What types of activities could I do?

Despite living with a disability, there are still heaps of activities and sports that you can try. There are lots of different sports that can be adapted if you have a disability or you could participate in depending on what your interests are.

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(Wheel)chair exercises

Limited mobility, or relying on a wheelchair doesn’t mean you aren’t able to give exercise or sport a go. Depending on what your goals are, there are heaps of different types of exercises ranging from strength to cardio that you can try.

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Natalie’s story: Representing Australia in wheelchair basketball

Proving that a disability doesn’t have to hold you back in chasing the sporting dream, 28 year old Natalie is waiting to find out if she will be selected for the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Her journey started when she was in primary school, with a local organisation called Rebound WA.

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Who can help?

There are a number of professionals who can help you work through the different aspects of NDIS funding and recreational options, so you can find the opportunities you're interested in.

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Sports and Recreation

Participating in sports and recreational activities helps you be active and connected to your community.

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Technology

Different types of technology can offer a lot of support to people living with disability.

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Community Support

Being social and active in your community helps you to remain connected and is good for your wellbeing.

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Life Skills

Services to teach you skills to help make choices in your everyday life and to participate in the day to day activities of your home.

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Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists work closely with their patients to help them feel better across a number of ailments. They assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a range of health conditions through massage, stretching and exercises.

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