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Musgrave Spinal Unit Sports Sessions

The Disability Sport NI Active Clubs Programme, funded by The Big Lottery Fund through Sport NI supports the Musgrave Spinal Unit by delivering weekly sports sessions to inpatients.

Disability Sport NI has supported Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy teams working with patients who have spinal injuries in Musgrave Park Hospital to set up a multi-sport club. Members of the club have experienced a range of Paralympic sports to encourage regular participation in a local club when they return home. This has proven successful with participants joining local clubs in sports including wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball & angling'.

Carmel Lavery, Musgrave Hospital Senior Occupational Therapist for Spinal Injuries said, 'Just finished the sports session there today and wanted to pass on positive feedback! We all noticed a big difference having you there today. The Patients definitely showed improvement in skills and ability and it was great to have a variety of sports to do with the result that the Patients were keen to stay on for a longer session.’