Athlete Development & Sports Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury
This symposium will review the physical, mental and social impact of physical activity and adapted sports and recreation among individuals with SCI/D and the development of Team Kennedy Krieger. Well established scientific evidence validates that physical activity is essential in recovery and prevention of secondary health conditions, however many individuals have difficulty accessing the needed resources. Once we have identified environmental and programmatic barriers, we will then discuss how Team Kennedy Krieger has bridged the gap between rehabilitation and community-based physical activity and review case studies of two Team participants.