Amputees and Sport - measuring the impact of participation in sport for amputees requiring sports prosthesis or adaptive sports equipment

Amputees and Sport - A qualitative study measuring the impact of participation in sport for amputees requiring sports prosthesis or adaptive sports equipment

START foundation Limited

This project aims to understand the following three concerns: the  impact of participation in sport and recreation on the lives of amputees, from a range of perspectives including physical, psychological, social and emotional; the role of sports prosthesis or adaptive sporting equipment in increasing the ability to participate in sport and recreation; and the quality of the experience of participating in sport and recreation with a sports specific prosthesis or adaptive sporting equipment. The data gathered from this project will inform policy and the scope to which the NDIS supports the funding of sports prosthesis for amputees.