A huge congratulations to Sandra who has been working with Julie at MOTIONrehab Hull. Sandra competed at the Wheelpower Inter Spinal Unit Games 2018 and won Best Female Swimmer by taking first place in her three swimming races, 25m breaststroke, 25m backstroke and 50m front crawl. Sandra also went on to achieve 3rd place at table tennis and 4th place in archery. What an inspiration!
The Games are held annually at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and 100 patients and 60 support staff from fourteen Spinal Injury Centres and Specialist Units across the United Kingdom, together with coaches and officials, attend the Games.
Patients receive coaching and demonstrations from current leading wheelchair sports athletes and coaches in a variety of sports which include archery, cue sports, rugby, athletics, fencing, basketball, powerlifting, boccia, swimming, shooting and tennis.
They can experience first-hand what can be achieved, both in terms of sport and an independent lifestyle and discover the tremendous benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.
The Games are sometimes a participant’s first experience outside a hospital environment since their injury, and provide a pathway to finding out the tremendous benefits that sport and physical activity can have on people’s lives.
For more information about how MOTIONrehab can help you to return to sport or exercise following a neurological illness or injury please do not hesitate to contact our Client Services Team by telephone: 0800 8600 138 or email i[email protected]