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ADAPTIVE PADDLING

More and more adaptive kayaking programs, physical therapists and parks programs across the country are using our adaptive kayak equipment to increase people's independence and get them out on the water. This page highlights a number of those organizations and shows examples of their adapted kayak efforts.
MANY OF OUR PADDLERS HAVE
Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis or 
   Quadriplegia
Balance or Coordination Problems
Ataxia
Use of One Arm/Limb
Arthritis of the Neck, Back,
   Shoulders or Hands
Had a Stroke
Muscular Dystrophy
Cerebral Palsy
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
PTSD
Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities
Autism
Spina Bifida
Limited Mobility or Range of
   Motion
Shoulder Surgeries, Upper
   Extremity (UE) Fractures 
Wrist, Elbow or Shoulder 
   Tendonitis
ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS THAT USE OUR PRODUCTS
Ability 360
Adaptive Adventures
Adaptive Sports Foundation
Adventures Without Limits
BORP Adaptive Sports & Rec
Burke Rehab Hospital
Cal Poly Adaptive Paddling
   Program
Cleveland Metro Parks
Craig Hospital Therapeutic

   Recreation
Daring Adventures

Environmental Travelling
   Companions
Florida Alliance for Assistive
    Services & Technology
Florida Outdoors Disabled
    Association
Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Kieran Broome Occupational
   Therapist
Kentwood, MI Parks & Recreation
CONTINUED...
LoCo 'Yaks
Mecklenburg County Park & Rec
Move United (formerly DSUSA)
New England Disabled Sports 
Northeast Disabled Athletic
   Association (NDAA)
Northern West Virginia Center for
  Independent Living
Oceans of Hope Foundation
Oregon Adaptive Sports
Outdoors For All
PA Center for Adapted Sports
Patriot Point
Selkie Adaptive Paddle
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Upstate Cerebral Palsy

VA Puget Sound Health
VA Tomah Medical Center

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning
   Center
And More
2021 Adaptive Kayaking

ADAPTIVE TOOLS & RESOURCES

PROGRAM EXAMPLES

Review the photos and videos below to see examples of adaptations individuals and programs have made for paddlers of all abilities. You can find more in-depth stories on our blog. If you have photos, videos or tips you'd like to share, please contact us at info@angleoar.com.
 

ADAPTIVE CONSULTATIONS

SEEK A CONSULTATION
HOW IT WORKS

If you're a paddler with a significant disability and would like to talk with a trained professional about whether adaptive kayaking might be a good fit for you, what equipment you might need, and how to get started, you can now book a consultation with us. We have a number of certified adaptive paddling instructors available, some with extensive primary training as physical therapists, who have a solid understanding of both human physiology and adaptive kayaking.

Please Note: If you have a standard product question about whether our products might work for you or a loved one, or are making an initial inquiry, please reach out any time. There is absolutely no cost, and we are happy to help answer any questions. These consultations are generally for paddlers with unique or complex disabilities who may need more sophisticated adaptations.

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Request a consultation by clicking the Book Now button.

Decide what you can afford to pay and go through checkout. Your contribution is used to cover the cost of our colleagues' time. 

One of our adaptive instructors will reach out to you via phone or video to learn about your interests, needs and unique requirements. He or she may ask for some video footage for further analysis or for you to demonstrate your mobility. The consultation will culiminate in a recommendation of adaptive products, if applicable. You are under no obligation to make any purchase. 

 

If you end up purchasing a Versa Paddle, Gamut Paddle Holder and/or Outriggers from us here at Angle Oar, we'll discount your purchase by your contribution amount, up to $50.