Potential Physical and Mental Health Benefits from Participation in Adapted Sports

The evidence of mental and physical health benefits in the educational video (‘Start Your Journey with Adapted Sports & Bridge II Sports‘) and pamphlet (‘Get in the Game — Adapted Sports)  was pulled from the following resources by Allen Owens, Bridge II Sports Spring 2022 Occupational Therapy intern from Mary Baldwin University during his Doctoral Capstone Experience.

Carlon, S. L., Taylor, N. F., Dodd, K. J., & Shields, N. (2012). Differences in habitual physical activity levels of young people with cerebral palsy and their typically developing peers: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation, 1-9. Doi:10.3109/09638288.2012.715721

Jarus, T., Lourie-Gelberg, Y., Engel-Yeger, B., & Bart, O. (2011). Participation patterns of school-aged children with and without DCD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1323-1331. Doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.01.033

Masse, L. C., Miller, A. R., Shen, J., Schiariti, V., & Roxborough, L. (2012). Comparing participation in activities among children with disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 2245-2254. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.002

Clover, A., Thyen, U., Arnaud, C., Beckung, E., Fauconnier, J., Marcelli, M.,…Dickinson, H. O. (2012). Association between participation in life situations of children with cerebral palsy and their physical, social, and attitudinal environment: A cross-sectional multicenter European study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93, 2154-2164. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3826325/

Schreuer, N., Sachs, D., & Rosenblum, S. (2014). Participation in leisure activities: Difference between children with and without physical disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 223-233. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.10.001

Ross, S. A., Yount, M., Ankarstad, S., Bock, S., Orso, B., Perry, K.,…Brunstrom-Hernandez, J. E. (2017). Effects of participation in sports programs on walking ability and endurance over time in children with cerebral palsy. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(12), 843-851. Doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000767

Clapham, E. D., Lamont, L. S., Shim, M., Lateef, S., & Armitano, C. N. (2020). Effectiveness of surf therapy for children with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 13, 1-6. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100828

Lankhorst, K., Takken, T., Zwinkels, M., Gaalen, L. V., Velde, S. T., Backx, F.,…HAYS study group. Sports participation, physical activity, and health-related fitness in youth with chronic diseases or physical disabilities: The health in adapted youth sports study. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 00(00), 1-11. Doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003098

Fragala-Pinkham, M., O’Neil, M. E., & Haley, S. M. (2010). Summative evaluation of a pilot aquatic exercise program for children with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 3, 162-170. Doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.11.002

Piatt, J., Roark, M. F., Rimmer, J., McLachlin, L., Taylor, J. T., Erickson, B., & Zahl, M. (2014). The impact of a disability sports camp on health related quality of life among youth with physical disabilities. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 22, 36-43. Retrieved from

Shapiro, D. R., & Malone, L. A. (2016). Quality of life and psychological affect related to sport participation in children and youth athletes with physical disabilities: A parent and athlete perspective. Disability and Health Journal, 9, 385-391. Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.007

Shapiro, D. R., & Martin, J. J. (2010). Athletic identity, affect, and peer relations in youth athletes with physical disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 3, 79-85. Doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.08.004

Martin, J. J. (2010). The psychosocial dynamics of youth disability sport. Sport Science Review, 14(5-6), 49-69. Doi: 10.2478/v10237-011-0032-9

Shapiro, D. R., & Martin, J. J. (2014). The relationship among sport self-perceptions and social well-being in athletes with physical disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 7, 42-48. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.002