Before you start, talk to your GP, a specialist or health professional, like an occupational therapist (OT), if:
you’re not sure about what exercises you can do
you want to know what exercises are best for you to do
you need help making modifications to exercises
you need to get adaptations or specialist prosthetics
You could also talk to an organisation or charity for your condition or impairment.
Exercise classes for disabled people
There is a range of classes designed for people with different access needs. Check charities and organisations supporting your condition or impairment to find out if they have any suggestions, resources or classes. You could also contact local charities. You could also try:
“I’m an upper-body amputee and I started doing yoga with a foam block to help me with the ‘on your hands’ moves. I struggled at first but 6 months later, I can do most of the moves. It wasn’t so much that I was missing a hand but needed time and practice!”
Exercise in gaming
Some gaming consoles and apps have games that help make exercising fun. Search for games on your console, such as:
Just Dance and Just Dance Now allow you to follow along with the dance moves for points to unlock more routines. You can get the game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox, as well as through a phone app.