Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program

For patients who have become physically disabled due to a stroke, spinal cord or brain injury, amputation or other medical condition, re-adapting to life with a disability can be challenging—both physically and emotionally.

adaptivesports

Why Choose Us

Unlike other rehabilitation centers in the community, we offer a full-time program with an experienced, dedicated staff to help our patients go beyond and reach their maximum potential. Our highly experienced team of rehabilitation experts works with patients throughout the continuum of care—including rehabilitation, recovery and transition—so they can get back to living the life they deserve.

View a Local10 news story to learn more about our Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program.

Contact Us

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program
Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South
3600 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL 33021

Rayford Shipman, Manager
Email: rshipman@mhs.net
Tel: 954-518- 5573

Through connections with community organizations across South Florida, our Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program connects physically disabled individuals with a wide range of adaptive sports and adaptive recreational activities, which have been modified or redesigned to fit our patients’ unique needs and requirements.

Types of Activities

We offer a range of adaptive activities including:

  • Adaptive bowling (for both pediatric and adult patients)
  • Adaptive cycling
  • Adaptive mountain biking
  • Adaptive rowing
  • Adaptive water aerobics
  • Fishing
  • Rugby
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair tennis

Benefits of Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports programs may have numerous long-term therapeutic benefits for participants. It addition to enhancing quality of life and improving overall health, our program may help participants:

  • Become more independent
  • Develop new skills
  • Feel more hopeful
  • Forge new friendships
  • Have fewer secondary medical conditions (i.e., diabetes, hypertension)
  • Improve mood
  • Improve self esteem
  • Increase motivation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce stress levels