U.S. Paralympics is working in collaboration with leadership from the United States Army Warrior Transition Units (WTU) to develop adaptive sports and fitness programs for injured personnel serving in these units.
Ongoing programs are designed to enhance a service member's rehabilitation, improve their physical fitness and generally improve their quality of life.
These programs focus on getting the soldiers back into a healthy, active lifestyle with a number of activities being offered multiple days per week at each installation. Activities can include basketball, swimming, sitting volleyball, spinning, archery, walking/running and strength and conditioning.
Additionally, the programs utilize a "train-the-trainers" model to teach local leaders and cadre members to implement ongoing activities and communicate a variety of opportunities to injured service members and their families.
For more information on these programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Physically, my cardio fitness is getting better and I have improved use of my lower extremities. The program has so many benefits for conditioning and it helps relieve stress, too. It also gives the opportunity to interact with other people."
- Sgt. Alberto Benitez, Warrior in Transition
Ft. Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion, Charlie Company