Add a little motion to your life
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.