U.S. Vets Deserve & Benefit from Rec Programs
There are more than 8,700,000 U.S.Vietnam era veterans and 2.1 million U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom have had difficult readjustments due to health related problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the Institute of Medicine.
Research studies on the effects of participation of veterans in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and Winter Sports Clinic (Sporner, et. al, 2009) and adaptive sports and recreation activities (Lundberg, Bennett, & Smith, 2011) have displayed positive outcomes resulting from such veterans’ special recreation programs.
I would like to see more research published on the value of RT in the lives of veterans. I am sure those in the VA and others are doing great things in clinical programs for our vieterans. This work should be documented and shared. What say you?