• Sports Medicine, Persons with Disabilities: Participation in Sports and Physical Activities

    The AAFP encourages participation of persons with disabilities in sports and physical activities to the full extent of their abilities. Family physicians need to become informed about the unique opportunities for athletes with disabilities and their involvement in sports and physical activity.

    The AAFP recognizes that a program of regular exercise for persons with disabilities contributes to improved mental and physical health and independence with daily activities. 

    The AAFP recognizes that adaptive equipment and accessible facilities should be integral parts of any sports and physical activities for individuals with disabilities. (1996) (October 2023 COD)