MCW Libraries’ Wheels on the Move Adaptive Sports Displays
Mar. 4, 2014 - Adaptive sports displays have been set up in the north display case near the entrance to the Todd Wehr Library and within the library space across from the service desk for the month of March. The displays include information about adaptive sports, photographs and videos of athletes in action, and examples of actual equipment used in various sports.
The adaptive sports equipment and materials are provided by Dr. Kenneth Lee, Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Division (SCI) at the Clement J. Zablocki (Milwaukee) VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Medical Director, National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Adaptive sports allow people with disabilities to take control of their health and realize their capabilities. Through participation, athletes become empowered, improve their functional abilities, and enhance their quality of life. Adaptations are made that maintain the integrity of the sport while meeting the needs of the participant.
The VA uses adaptive sport as a part of their Mission Redefined initiative:
Your courage, your determination and your drive all led you to serve America proudly. Those same characteristics will also lead to satisfaction and success in adaptive sports. Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating in adaptive sports. Disabled Veterans who are physically active simply have more fun!
For more information, please see the following Web sites:
If you have questions about the display, please contact the MCW Libraries at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 955-8302.