Category Archives: Physical Rehabilitation Events

Listen to the First Swing Adaptive golf event information from the WRVA interview

We are so excited that Jimmy Barrett (WRVA) interviewed Alison Clarke, Director of Community Recreation Services at Sheltering Arms, about a special golf  opportunity for people with disabilities. To learn more about the “First Swing” event on April 26th and/or register for this exciting program, call (804)764-5275 or go to our website:



Sheltering Arms Launching New High-Tech Walking and Upper Extremity Rehab Centers

Sheltering Arms Launching New High-Tech Walking and Upper Extremity Rehab Centers

iWALK and iREACH Feature First-in-the-Nation Collection of Physical Therapy Technology

 (Richmond, Va.) – A high-tech revolution is underway in physical rehabilitation, as more and more amazing new devices are becoming available that can help medical and therapy professionals to help injured individuals.  Bringing many of these devices into one place, Sheltering Arms is launching the iWALK and iREACH Recovery Centers, a first-in-the-nation collection of rehabilitation technology that are used by expert clinicians to help patients discover the power to overcome disability.

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Sheltering Arms lends Habitat for Humanity a hand during APTA Conference

Last week while the APTA was in New Orleans, leaders had the opportunity to participate in a service project working with Habitat for Humanity in the 9th Ward.  APTA put together a video of the project and two of our wonderful SA leaders – Katherine Baucom and Alison Seger of Sheltering Arms – are interviewed in the video.

18th Annual Sheltering Arms Golf Tourney a Success

Dozens of golfers hit the links yesterday for a good cause, as Sheltering Arms held its 18th annual Different Strokes Golf Extravaganza. This year’s tourney was held at Windy Hill Sports Complex in Midlothian. Foursomes were comprised of one disabled golfer and three non-disabled golfers. The goal was fun … and funds!

This year’s tournament raised money to go toward the purchase of a Paragolfer® to be kept at Windy Hill for use by disabled golfers. The Paragolfer® is a unique device that allows golfers with lower and upper body disabilities to not only easily get around the golf course, but also rise to a standing position to strike the ball.  It was developed by pro golfer and paraplegic Anthony Netto.

Below are some images from yesterday’s event. Click on each to view a larger version!

Anthony Netto chats with two tournament participants who got to try out the Paragolfer®

Anthony demonstrates his one-armed swing and the Paragolfer®

Anthony poses with Sheltering Arms staff volunteers after the tourney.

Sheltering Arms Golf Tourney Still Has Open Slots

The registration deadline for the 18th annual Different Strokes Golf Extravaganza is today, but we’re still looking for more golfers!  The tourney is October 17 at the Windy Hill Golf and Sports Complex.  Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a unique tool for Sheltering Arms’ Adaptive Golf Program.

You can find more information about the tourney here.

If you’re interested, call (804) 764-5275.  The registration form for the tournament can be found here:

UPDATE: If you read this on the 14th or 15th and want to play, give us a call!  We may still have slots open!

Sheltering Arms Golf Tourney to Raise Money for Therapy Aid for Challenged Golfers

The benefits of golf for the physically challenged are too numerous to count, and Central Virginia’s premier physical therapy healthcare provider is bringing the sport to more individuals who are working to overcome disability. On October 17, 2010, Sheltering Arms will hold its 18th annual Different Strokes Golf Extravaganza to raise money for the purchase of an innovative new tool for its Adaptive Golf Program.

The Sheltering Arms Adaptive Golf Program has a goal of educating the community, golf professionals, and individuals with disabilities about the benefits of golf as a leisure activity. All proceeds from this year’s Different Strokes Golf Extravaganza, held at the Windy Hill Golf and Sports Complex, will be used toward purchasing a Paragolfer® for use by those involved in the program. The Paragolfer® is a unique mobility aid that not only gives disabled golfers an easy way to get around the course, it also brings them to a standing position to strike the ball.

“Golf is a fun and healthy activity that promotes increased flexibility, mobility in the joints, and higher metabolism,” said Alison Clarke, Director of Community Recreation Services for Sheltering Arms. “It’s an outstanding sport for physically challenged individuals.”

The 2010 Different Strokes Golf Extravaganza will feature foursomes of three non-disabled golfers and one physically challenged golfer. Check-in for the nine-hole tournament starts at noon, with play beginning at 1 p.m. The event isn’t just for golfers, though! Post event activities begin at 4:00 p.m. and include miniature golf, go kart rides, music, a raffle, BBQ dinner, and a demonstration of the Paragolfer® by pro golfer Anthony Netto (pictured above). Post tournament event tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. The entry fee for golfers is $50 and includes post-tournament festivities Full teams are accepted, or pairings can be made on the day of the event.

The registration deadline is October 13. For more information on the tournament please visit or call (804) 764-5275. For more information on the Paragolfer®, please visit

Pictures from the 2010 P2O Gala

Enjoy pictures of our favorite moments at the 2010 P2O – Power To Overcome Celebration on our Facebook page!