Military Adaptive Reconditioning Program

graphic for the Military Adaptive Reconditioning ProgramThe Office of Warrior Care Policy oversees the Military Adaptive Reconditioning Program (AR), which provides reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities to all wounded, ill and injured Service members to improve their physical and mental quality of life throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. Discover upcoming Adaptive Reconditioning events here.

This program is designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured Service members early in individualized physical and cognitive activities outside of traditional therapy settings. The program hopes to inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement. The benefits of physical activity for injured Service members include reduced stress, increased quality of life, lower blood pressure, weight management, and enhancement of the rehabilitative process.

Through this program, Service members also have access to the Healing Arts, which support both physical and psychological recovery and rehabilitation from visible and invisible wounds of war including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others. Learn more about Healing Arts and the Military Health System here.

Adaptive Reconditioning Site Coordinators

WCP executes this program through its 22 Adaptive Reconditioning Site Coordinators (AR SCs) who facilitate daily activities, access to community-based events and resources, sports camps, and clinics at four major Medical Treatment Facilities and installations. AR offers a variety of single-sport clinics, multiple-sport camps, and mentorship opportunities to help wounded, ill and injured Service members learn new skills and promote lifelong fitness and well-being.

Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators are available at military treatment facilities and installations across the country. They work within the military services’ wounded, ill, and injured programs including:

Adaptive Activities Include:

  • Cross Country and Track A hand cyclist waits in the dark for the start of the 38th Marine Corps Marathon through Washington, DC, and Arlington, Virginia on 27 October 2013. FootStomp Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Paddling Sports such as Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rodeo
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Sled Hockey
  • Snow Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming and Scuba Diving
  • Triathlon
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Skeet and Trap Shooting
  • Archery
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Equine
  • Field Sports such as Discuss, Shotput and Javelin
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Discover upcoming Adaptive Reconditioning events here

Contact Us

For more information on the Military Adaptive Reconditioning Program, please contact osd.masp@mail.mil.

THE PENTAGON, Va., (November 21, 2013) - The All-Marine Sitting Volleyball Team won the Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament after defeating Air Force 2-0. Photo by Roger WollenbergPhoto of female archer

 

 

Photo of The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team takes on the takes on the Washington Redskins and NFL Alumni team in a flag football game at Bishop O'Connell High School