Adaptive Recreation

Patient on adaptive bikeWe have teamed up with Northeast Passage to offer a unique adaptive recreational experience.  Adaptive recreation allows those with disabilities to play golf, ride bikes, and brush up on other recreational skills.

As part of their inpatient therapy program, appropriate patients are given the opportunity to participate in a monthly adaptive recreation session where they are introduced to specially modified equipment that lets them return to playing their favorite sports. Northeast Passage has equipment for over 20 different activities ranging from fishing to basketball to skiing. Each session is individually tailored to a small group of patients who share similar interests. The patients, with the help of their therapists, are able to actually try out the equipment during the session. At the conclusion of the session, the patients are given further resources for pursuing their recreational interests once they are discharged. Most importantly, the patients learn about all of the recreational opportunities available to them, regardless of their physical limitations.

Northeast Passage, founded in 1990, is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of innovative therapeutic recreation services. Northeast Passage delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs throughout New England and is a program of the University of New Hampshire and an affiliate of Disabled Sports USA.