Adaptive Recreational Sports Aid for Amputees

Last modified: 
27 November 2020
RAP item number: 
AW14
RAP item category: 
AW00 - Prostheses
Is this a contracted item: 

No

Is prior approval required: 

Yes

Comments: 

Detailed assessment is necessary.

These appliances, which are not prosthetic extensions, facilitate participation in recreation and sports with/without use of the client's prosthesis.

Examples include sports specific wheelchair, adapted 3 track ski system, soccer gait aids, clamp on fishing pole.

Sports wheelchairs may also be considered for clients who are unable to participate in their sport without the use of a wheelchair due to a neurological or musculoskeletal condition.

There should also be evidence that entitled person has the necessary physical attributes, functional capacity and commitment to perform the activity/sport on a regular basis, such as membership of sporting club, details of coaching program.