It was recently announced that 31 veterans from across the country have been selected to represent the United States in the Paralympics, starting September 7, in Rio de Janeiro. Each athlete has persevered in the face of tremendous adversity; whether it was illness, combat wounds, or injuries sustained back home....

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and disorders affect more than a quarter of a million Americans each year, making knowledge and awareness about these conditions more important than ever. Keep reading to learn more about different spinal cord injuries, and how you can take steps to regain mobility if you or...

The colder months have a tendency to leave us feeling sluggish and craving extended naps. Although getting enough sleep is important for all of us, keeping our bodies and minds active, especially in the winter when our bodies are running slower, is essential. Here are a few ideas to...

Heroes Make History at National Veterans Wheelchair Games Each year, hundreds of athletes come together to celebrate the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world – the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. For the 34th time, the games will make history as national heroes take the competitions by storm. A...

The Department of Veteran Affairs is a great resource for making mobility equipment accessible and affordable through available benefits. There are several options available to shoppers for new equipment as well as those looking for upgrades with their current equipment. One option is to accept a special benefit allowance for...

  A new website from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is part of the VA’s ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled veterans through participation in adaptive sports. The Paralympic Program website provides users with a comprehensive overview of the benefits available to disabled veterans participating...

Mobility dealers have converted ordinary vehicles into wheelchair accessible vans, mobility trucks, cars and minivans for people with disabilities for more than 50 years. When baby boomers turned 60 (the first on Jan. 1, 2006), they realized the benefits of easy accessibility that mobility dealers offered. Now, some of our...

  Military service veterans who use wheelchairs don't just watch sports - they're part of the action! They enjoy competitive events like air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, field events, handcycling, motorized wheelchair rallys, nine-ball, power soccer, quad rugby, slalom, softball, swimming, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting. Those are the...