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Information Sheets and Infographics

Reengaging in sport, physical activity and the arts can be a daunting prospect if you haven’t taken part for a while or if you are recovering from an illness or injury. LimbPower have created our own resources including information sheets and infographics and we have collated other useful and relevant information resources to help you on your way back to your pre-impairment fitness and to help you discover new activities. As always we would welcome your feedback on any of these resources.

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Accessing Sport - What we offer

A fact sheet for healthcare professionals highlighting the work Limb Power can offer around the Limb Centre to support amputees and individuals with limb difference as they engage in activity.

Move More for Children - Exercises to get child amputees more active

Six activities to help keep your children moving

Move More at Home - Exercises for amputees

Six easy to try activities for at home to get you moving more

Move More at Work - Exercise for amputees

An infographic with six easy to do exercises to help get you more active, without the need for any equipment!

Physical Activity and Sport Matrices for Upper Limb Amputees

LimbPower have spent the last year working with healthcare professionals to look at which physical activities and sports require which type of prosthesis at which level of activity. We have produced the attached document through consultation. We are conscious that many amputees think that they need a bespoke prosthesis to take part in physical activity and sport which is simply not the case. We…

Physical Activity and Sport Prostheses Matrices for Lower Limb Amputees

LimbPower have spent the last year working with healthcare professionals to look at which physical activities and sports require which type of prosthesis at which level of activity. We have produced the attached document through consultation. We are conscious that many amputees think that they need a bespoke prosthesis to take part in physical activity and sport which is simply not the case. We…

Why Is Exercise Important?

Physical activity is essential to keeping you strong and healthy. The less active you are, the more likely you will be to put on weight and put your health at risk. The more you do, the stronger you’ll become. You’re much more likely to feel better and live longer as a result. As well as helping you keep an eye on your waistlines, exercise can also be a great boost for your mood, energy and…

Useful Contacts

Read this list of useful contacts who can help you access physical activity and sport locally.

Practical Tips

If you are working hard, either taking part in sport, an active leisure activity or kicking a ball around with the kids, it is essential to take extra care to avoid your stump getting sore. Read this guide to help you protect your stump during exercise.

Overcoming Barriers

Participation in sport among people with a disability is increasing, but there is still an imbalance between sports participation among disabled and non-disabled people. 18.5% of disabled people currently play sport on a weekly basis compared to 39.2% of non-disabled people: only 17.9% of people with a physical impairment participant in sport on a weekly basis.

Getting Started

According to the NHS Guidelines to stay healthy or to improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.

Doing Things Differently

Amputees and individuals with limb impairments have pretty much the same options as non disabled people when it comes to taking part in sport, physical activity and exercise, but be prepared to modify an activity or exercise to enable you to take part.