Sports and Recreation

  • All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Tips (.pdf) [Not currently available—being updated for sale.] The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about using all-terrain vehicles. All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are among the most popular recreational vehicles in the nation today, but along with popularity comes increased risk and sometimes carelessness. Don't spoil the fun—get a copy of this timely list of safety reminders today.
  • Armchair World: Handicapped-Accessible Tours fishing, kayaking, white-water rafting…
  • Boating Safety Tips (.pdf) [Not currently available—being updated for sale.] The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about boating. An afternoon on the water in an open boat is one of summer’s most alluring pastimes. Keep all your sailors and yourself safe and dry with this informative compilation of common-sense rules for mariners of all ages.
  • Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association
  • Disabled Sailing
  • International Paralympic Committee
  • International Tennis Federation's Wheelchair Tennis
  • International Wheelchair Basketball Federation
  • Masters Athletes by Sheila Kealey, a health promotion consultant, writer, and athlete. She covers the new and active way of growing old in America. No longer are people settling for shuffleboard. Or mall walking. Or deep knee bends. They are running track, playing baseball – yes, hardball! – and even surfing well into their 60s and beyond. You’ll get updates on current health and wellness topics, the latest nutrition research, healthy recipes, and nutrition strategies for optimal health and athletic performance.
  • Motorcycle Safety Tips (.pdf) [Not currently available—being updated for sale.] The United Spinal Association has a publication about using motorcycles. "Born to be wild" may be an anthem for a generation of motorcycles enthusiasts but the accident rates are a sobering reminder that there's more to riding than the romance of the open road. Make that inner "Easy Rider" a "Safer Rider" with this valuable list of statistics and safety tips.
  • National Wheelchair Basketball Association
  • Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association [Canada]
  • Personal Watercraft Safety Tips (.pdf) [Not currently available—being updated for sale.] The United Spinal Association has a publication about personal watercraft. Rules and safety tips for using a personal watercraft.
  • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International)
  • Snowmobile Safety Tips (.pdf) [Not currently available—being updated for sale.] The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about using snowmobiles. The lure of a pristine, snow-covered mountainside is irresistible for snowmobile aficionados and to make sure you get back to the lodge safely, check out this handy review of do's and don'ts for this fast-growing winter sport.
  • Special Olympics
  • Special Olympics Maryland
  • Spokes 'n Motion services include the distribution of equipment, sports program advice, and instructional services for the disabled community. Equipment and services now cover skiing, water sports, wheelchairs, cycling, travel, adventure sports, and acccessibility products.
  • TAASC The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition
  • U CAn Do Wheelchair-height pinball machine
  • USTA Tennis Association's Special Populations Program: Adaptive Tennis The game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any age, environment, condition or disability. The charge of USTA Adaptive Tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with varying abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge and support. The USTA continues to support programming for individuals with physical, developmental and situational challenges.
  • USTA Wheelchair Tennis
  • About USTA Wheelchair Tennis: Tennis made Accessible  New
  • Wheelchair Dancing BBC TV Competition Program The new show is to be called "Dancing on Wheels", which will involve celebrities being paired with wheelchair users in a dance competition.
  • Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Products

Spasmodic Torticollis / Dystonia

  • Action for Dystonia, Diagnosis, Education & Research (ADDER) A.D.D.E.R. was formed in 1999 out of the North East branch of The Dystonia Society, which had been running since it was started ten years previously. The name A.D.D.E.R., which stands for Action for Dystonia, Diagnosis, Education and Research, was dreamt up by John Whitaker, our own Outreach Dystonia Nurse Practitioner, because A.D.D.E.R. is a snake which suddenly strikes out of the blue, which is a bit like dystonia. One minute you are fine and the next you have this irritating and annoying muscle spasm, in your neck or face or wherever, which will not go away. Dystonia is a rare neurological movement disorder which causes involuntary and prolonged muscle contractions. Dystonia can appear in any muscle group in the body and can be extremely painful and debilitating. [United Kingdom]
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Since 1976, the DMRF has grown from a small family-based foundation into a dynamic membership-driven organization led by a Board of Directors and network of volunteers with personal connections to dystonia. Because dystonia hits so close to home for our directors and volunteers, the DMRF leadership is motivated by an unrelenting drive to find a cure and an unwavering commitment to serving people affected by dystonia.
  • MedlinePlus: Dystonia MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful. Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild.
  • National Spasmodic Torticollis Association Inc. (NSTA) The mission of the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association is to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families; to promote awareness and education; to advance research for more treatments and ultimately a cure.
  • Spasmodic Torticollis / Dystonia Inc. ST/Dystonia was incorporated in 1989, becoming a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization in 1990 and has been dedicated to helping people with Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) ever since. In this site, you will find the testimonials of others who have been helped; you will find the many benefits we offer you; you will find our “Treatment Center” offering you the major treatments available for you. Just a few years ago not much was available. The advances have been fairly dramatic, however, in what can help you today. It's no longer just oral meds but there is now botox, myobloc, the Selective Denervation Surgery and, coming along fast, the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Operation. And we're here to help advise you of these various treatments.
  • Spasmodic Torticollis Recovery Clinic, Inc. S.T.R.C. provides natural, non-medical, individualized education and therapy for people suffering with Spasmodic Torticollis/Cervical Dystonia globally (ST/CD).
  • The Dystonia Society The Dystonia Society was established in 1983 by a small group of people affected by dystonia, with the support of the late Professor David Marsden. The Society was established to promote the welfare of people who are affected by any form of the neurological movement disorder known as dystonia. The Society aims to do this by promoting awareness of the disorder, by supporting research and by undertaking welfare initiatives. It does this on a national level and through its network of local support groups. [United Kingdom]