Tag: adaptive sports

The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

The Grandfather of Adaptive Skiing

Among prosthetists, Paul Leimkuehler is well remembered as a trail-blazing practitioner who helped establish the standards of the profession. But ...

Amputee Scuba Can Heal Deep Wounds

by Jennifer Johnson We dive not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." - Anonymous An instructor at Mount Madonna Institute once told me, ...

Amplitude on the Airwaves

We've been fans of Aristotle Domingo's AmpuTO podcast since he launched it last year. So we were thrilled to land ...

Paralympics Daily: August 30

While Jessica Long was winning gold in the 200m individual medley (SM8) the other day—her fourth consecutive Paralympic gold in ...

A Brief History of the Paralympics

A Brief History of the Paralympics

The Paralympics have evolved from a modest archery exhibition involving 16 British soldiers into the world's third-largest sporting event.

A Brief History of the Paralympics

The Paralympics have evolved from a modest archery exhibition involving 16 British soldiers into the world's third-largest sporting event.

Desmond Jackson Blazes the Trail

Amputee athlete Desmond Jackson is blazing trails and advancing the cause of cultural inclusion for amputees, people with disabilities, and ...

The Adaptive Sports of Summer

The Adaptive Sports of Summer

From mountains to sea, intrepid amputees are getting active everywhere. Taking up an outdoor activity during summer can be a ...

Worthy Causes: Amputee Blade Runners

Amputee Blade Runners providesfree running prostheses to individuals (especially kids and adolescents) who would otherwise lack access to one.

Ezra Frech Feels the Love

Ezra Frech Feels the Love

He won't turn 16 until May, but Ezra Frech already has a higher profile than most Paralympic athletes. As the ...

Getting Into the Game

Roughly half of adult amputees don't participate in sports. And when you stay on the sidelines, physical fitness isn't the ...

Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

For a while, it looked like the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics might not happen at all. A couple of months ...

Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

Carlson atop Aconcagua in 2015 Barely two years after losing both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, Colton Carlson made ...

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