Starting this weekend, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic will promote rehabilitation through instruction of veterans with disabilities in adaptive winter sports. As a technology provider to the Veterans Administration, Uplogix will be there too ensuring clinic networks are up and running.
About the clinic:
The Winter Sports Clinic gives Veterans with disabilities the opportunity and access to test their new-found abilities and develop new lifestyle skills. Participating in the Clinic’s extreme outdoor adventures, Veterans will learn to overcome perceived limitations and experience life to the fullest. At the Clinic, Veterans develop winter sports skills and take part in a variety of workshops and educational sessions that will positively impact their rehabilitative journey and readjustment in their communities.
Running from March 31 – April 5 in Snowmass Village, Colorado, the clinic is open to US military veterans with qualifying disabilities such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputation, and visual impairments that have an inpatient or outpatient status with the VA. Active duty military servicemen and women are eligible.
Starting in 1987 with 90 veterans, last year the clinic hosted over 450 participants. The program was founded by a VA recreation therapist that recognized the physical and mental healing that skiing and other winter sports could provide to veterans with disabilities. Growing beyond Alpine and Nordic skiing, the clinic now includes rock climbing, scuba diving, fly fishing, curling, snowmobiling and sled hockey.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been an Uplogix customer since 2011 and deploys our out-of-band platform in VA offices, medical centers and hospitals around the country. We’re proud to be part of the Winter Sports Clinic.