Yes You Can! And Jogging Strollers Can Help.
In the spring of 1977 15-year-old Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. The only problem was, Rick Hoyt had been diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as an infant and was not able to run. His dad was not a long-distance runner but agreed to push his son during the race and they finished, next to last. That night, Rick told his father “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.” And thus began perhaps the most celebrated use of the jogging stroller of all time as father and son completed 32 Boston Marathons and well over 1,000 other competitive athletic endeavors with father pushing son in an adaptive jogging stroller.
But you don’t have to go to that extreme to benefit from using a Jogging Stroller. Whether running a 5k or a short morning exercise circuit, jogging strollers allow parents to bring their kids along while they reap the benefits of jogging. At Adaptivemall.com we have a great selection of Jogging Strollers including our very own ultimate lightweight Special Tomato Jogger
. The Adaptive Strollers we carry have a wide variety of accessories to customize the support of the stroller’s seat and ensure a well aligned position even during the jostling of jogging. Head supports, lateral supports, hip abductors and more!
Other Considerations When Choosing a Jogger Stroller
Like with all strollers, when choosing a jogging stroller, consider the terrain it will be used on and choose the tire style accordingly. Swivel Wheel Strollers will allow for quick turns and maneuverability. Pneumatic tires will help to make going over rough terrain a bit smoother. And as with any piece of adaptive equipment, purchasing the right size stroller to accommodate your child’s needs now and in the future is critical. For additional information or to get personalized sizing advice, please send us a size help request
. This service is free and important to getting the perfect fit!