Hot Paralympic & Adapted How-Tos

How To: Go down steps forward in a wheelchair

Learn how to do one of many wheelchair tricks and stunts created by Christian Bagg (a born and raised daredevil who didn't let being in a wheelchair get in the way). In this video he shows us how to go down steps forward in a wheelchair. This is an advanced trick so make sure you have spotters when you practice. Go down steps forward in a wheelchair.

How To: Play adapted wheelchair softball

The United Spinal Association presents this instructional video on how to play wheelchair softball. This is live from Shea Stadium in New York. This is an adapted sport for with adaptations for 16 slow pitch softball. Classification is similar to wheelchair basketball. One quadrapelegic must be in the line up at all times. You usually play in a vacant parking lot.

How To: Perform a wheelchair wheelie

Just because you are bound to a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't do cool tricks. Follow along with this how-to video as Dr. Ernest W. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University, instructs you on how to do a wheelie in a wheelchair. Wheelies are great for going up and down curbs. There are three steps do doing one, lean back, come forward and up. You can even do a 360 left or right wheelie once you master the basic technique.

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