Being Active As An Amputee

Fitness is important for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out on your new journey as an amputee or you’ve been one for years. Staying active is an essential and crucial part of an amputee’s life. Being active not only increases health and overall well-being, but can also greatly boost your mood, improve sleep and provides a sense of accomplishment. 

Finding the precise exercise routine for a person with limb loss may take some time. Don’t be afraid to try different sports and activities. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete or frequently visit the gym to exercise. 

Ottobock Running Blade
Amputee Coalition of Toronto Member trying on an Ottobock running blade.

 

Consider Adaptive Sports

  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Cycling/Handcycling
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Fishing
  • Hockey/Sled Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Boccia
  • Curling
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Kayaking

Please visit ParaSport Ontario for more information on accessible sports and clubs.

Regardless of your level of mobility start with something simple like getting outside, walking for thirty minutes, lifting small weights, or working on resistance and flexibility training. Living with limb loss can be a challenge, but consider consulting with a Kinesiologist or Physiotherapist on what sport or activity might best suit you and your needs.

 

Amputee Coalition of Toronto welcomes all amputees in Toronto and the surrounding GTA to join our support group for more information on monthly meetups, upcoming events, and a safe space to share your journey. We’re in this together!

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