Frame Running is now available at Solve-TAD!
What is Frame Running?
Frame Running is a form of adapted sports that allows individuals with disabilities to participate in running events. The activity involves the use of a specialised three-wheeled frame, known as a “Frame Runner,” which allows the user to maintain an upright posture and run with their legs in a more natural motion. This type of adaptive sports equipment can be especially beneficial for individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions that affect their ability to walk and run. In a Frame Running event, participants can compete in distances ranging from 100 meters to 5 kilometers, and can compete in individual or team events. The activity is growing in popularity and is now recognised as a Paralympic sport.
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What are the benefits of Frame Running?
The benefits of Frame Running are numerous, both for the individual participants and for the broader community. For individuals with disabilities, Frame Running can provide a fun and engaging way to get regular exercise and improve their overall health and wellbeing. The specialized equipment used in Frame Running allows individuals with a wide range of physical abilities to participate, and the activity can be tailored to the needs and abilities of each individual.
In addition to the physical benefits, Frame Running can also have a positive impact on mental health and self-esteem. Participating in a running event, whether individually or as part of a team, can provide a sense of accomplishment and boost confidence. It can also be a social activity, providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to meet and connect with others who have similar interests and experiences.
Frame Running can also have broader benefits for the community, as it helps to raise awareness of the abilities and potential of individuals with disabilities. By showcasing the abilities of athletes with disabilities, Frame Running can help to challenge stereotypes and promote inclusion and accessibility in sports and other areas of life. It can also inspire others to get involved in adaptive sports and support the growth and development of the Frame Running community.
Freedom Wheels Frame Running Range
Freedom Wheels has a variety of Frame Running sizes, suitable for all ages.
You can have a look at our full Frame Running range here
Who can participate in Frame Running?
Frame Running is an inclusive activity that is open to individuals with a wide range of disabilities.
The activity can be adapted to the needs and abilities of each individual, making it suitable for people with a range of conditions that affect their mobility, including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions.
Frame Running is available for anyone above the age of 3.
To participate in Frame Running, individuals will need to use a specialized three-wheeled frame, known as a “Frame Runner,” which allows them to maintain an upright posture and run with their legs in a more natural motion. The equipment can be adjusted to fit the individual’s body and abilities, and can be used by people of all ages and levels of ability.
Can Frame Running be funded by the NDIS?
How can one get started in Frame Running?
Freedom Wheels now has capacity for Frame Running trials in Metro Melbourne!
Freedom Wheels Occupational Therapists runs weekly clinics at its head office in Abbotsford.
Each clinic is completely Free and obligation free, giving each rider the perfect opportunity to try Frame Running in a safe and comfortable environment.
Step 1: Fill out our enquiry form here
Step 2: Make sure to indicate that you are interested in Frame Running
Step 3: Get booked in and attend your Free Frame Running session
Where else can I learn about Frame Running?
Here are some important links that will help you on your Frame Running journey.
RaceRunning Australia – the go-to place for all your Frame Running questions! You can visit their website here
Disability Sport Australia – also is involved with Frame Running. You can contact them here
GIO Summer Down Under – The upcoming national Frame Running event of the year! Check out the event here
How else can I contact Freedom Wheels?
Read more about Frame Running – articles
- The History of Frame Running in Australia
- The Benefits of Frame Running
- Classification Rules for Frame Running
- What is Frame Running?
- The Role of Occupational Therapy in Frame Running
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