Furthering the skill of working with physically challenged athletes.

The Adaptive Sports Special Interest Group (SIG), formally known as the Disabled Athlete SIG, was formed by the members of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) with an interest in working with athletes with physical challenges. A goal of the SIG is to further the knowledge of AASPT members with an interest in the physically challenged athlete, as well as in adaptive sports. The Adaptive Sports SIG brings together individuals with a common interest in working with physically challenged athlete. Through the business meeting at CSM, the web page, Facebook postings, blast e-mails with important events, and bi-annual newsletters, the SIG strives to facilitate the development of ideas for treatment of and athletic activities for individuals no matter what the disability. The SIG works to provide the membership informed as to what is going on in and activities available in the world of adaptive sports programming happening in the US.

Associated Adaptive Sports Websites:

Paralympic Website
Special Olympics Website
Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sport Website
VA Website

Benefits of Membership

Bi-annual newsletter. The Adaptive Sports SIG newsletter will be posted on the AASPT web page and notification will be sent to SIG members to inform them of recent and upcoming events and other information relevant to the Adaptive Sports SIG.

Interpersonal and industry connections. A goal of The Adaptive Sports SIG is to foster professional connections to promote working with physically challenged athletes and/or adaptive sports programs.

Member-only forum. The SIG maintains a member-only forum for the education, discussion and collaboration of its members in working with adaptive sports athletes.

Check out our Facebook page at Adaptive Sports SIG – APTA

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