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    Unlocking the Power of Adaptive Sports

    When we think about sports, the thought even makes us tired? But the long term benefits of sports is unwaivering. We decided to write a little schpeel about adaptive sports for you folks to read. Here's a snipped - check the rest out on our blog at www.pushnationfest.org

    "Did you know that adaptive sports were created in 1948 by Dr. Ludwig Guttman as a rehabilitation method for spinal cord injured patients in England? Dr. Ludwig?s works eventually lead to the creation of the International Stoke Mandeville Games, a competition for athletes with SCI, and later the first wheelchair Olympics in 1960. These developments have opened doors to the disability community ? especially those with SCI.According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center there are 12,500 new cases of SCI in the U.S. every year. As of 2014, between 240,000-337,000 people are subject to this catastrophic injury. 52% of these survivors are paraplegics while 47% are quadriplegics. An SCI does not just affect an individual physiologically. This type of injury also affects one?s emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. This article explores the effects of adaptive sports on one?s quality of life.A study conducted by Lundberg showed that the participation in adaptive sports and recreational activities helps reduce negative mood states and aids stress reduction. This is especially important as SCI individuals with acquired disabilities experience higher rates of negative mood than individuals without disabilities. Providing a sense of competence and vigor, adaptive sports promote social activity and redevelopment skills that are crucial to the recovery of a catastrophic injury. The change in mindset that can result from participating in activities previously thought out of reach or unimaginable is incredible."
    Push Nation Fest 2016 - Pushing the Paralysis Community toward a better tomorrow!

    Tampa, FL - April 22nd & 23rd, 2016

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    Just incase you didn't know - Push Nation Festival 2016!

    PUSH NATION FEST is the event of the year for the spinal cord injury (SCI) and paralysis community! With a caring team led by Tampa native and SCI survivor, Dana Guest, Push Nation Fest offers an unmatched setting to facilitate meaningful discussions and connections with those living with paralysis, their families, caregivers, researchers, healthcare professionals and service providers in Florida, the Southeast and beyond.

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    Push Nation Fest 2016 - Pushing the Paralysis Community toward a better tomorrow!

    Tampa, FL - April 22nd & 23rd, 2016

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    We're also excited to have United Spinal Association as one of our lovely sponsors for the event!
    Read all about it and get in on the movement: United Spinal Association.
    Push Nation Fest 2016 - Pushing the Paralysis Community toward a better tomorrow!

    Tampa, FL - April 22nd & 23rd, 2016

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