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LimbPower - survey participation in sport and physical activity

05, April 2017

LimbPower, conducted a survey into amputees and people with limb impairments’ participation in sport and physical activity. LimbPower will use this insight to work with and advise key providers on how they can deliver more appealing and suitable activities.


The report highlights key findings about current trends, latent demand, people’s attitudes on being active and their motivations for and barriers to taking part in sport and activity.

Key findings include:

Nearly 8 in 10 people surveyed (78 per cent) have taken part in some form of exercise, physical activity or sport in the last 12 months.

The most popular current sport and activities are swimming, walking, cycling, going to the gym and fitness classes.

Over 8 in 10 people surveyed (83 per cent) would like to take part in more sport and physical activity in the future.

Enjoyment, to keep fit and be healthy were the most common motivations for taking part.

Prosthetic limitations and socket fit and comfort were the most common barriers to taking part.

LimbPower is the National Disability Sports Organisation for people with limb impairments. With support from Sport England, they aim to engage and encourage amputees and people with limb impairments of all ages to take part in regular sport and physical activity.

For more information about this research, please email Andy Brittles .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 07503 030702.

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