Patient in his wheelchair at a skate park.

Oct 26, 2017 / General News

Inaugural Adaptive Sports Expo

On Saturday, October 28, the UT Southwestern Adaptive Sports Coalition is hosting the inaugural Adaptive Sports Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). This is a free event to raise awareness for adaptive sports and promote a healthy and active lifestyle for people of all ages with visual, mobility or cognitive impairments.

The expo includes expert panel speakers, a chance to meet with current adaptive sports athletes and the opportunity to speak with medical professionals from UTSW and Scottish Rite Hospital. Additionally, the event will have more than 25 onsite booths that include information regarding local organizations involved with adaptive sports to educate and inform people on how to stay active after the expo. Throughout the day, there will be various demonstrations to show how adaptive equipment is used for different sports. The demonstrations include rugby, rowing, fencing, sit volleyball and several others.

Scottish Rite Hospital Sports Medicine Physician and Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics at UTSW Shane M. Miller, M.D. is a founding member of the Adaptive Sports Coalition at UTSW. “I am honored to be a part of this team,” says Miller. “This is an opportunity for local organizations, adaptive sport athletes and medical professionals to unite and spread awareness to the Dallas/Fort Worth area about the benefits of participating in adaptive sports.”

Hear from Lindsay Ramey, M.D. of UTSW and Paralympic gold medal winner Darlene Hunter.
Learn more about the Adaptive Sports Expo and see the full event schedule. 

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