Inclusive Family Fun: Participate in Adapted Fitness with the Overcomer!

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Adaptable for all abilities, the Overcomer can be used to participate in a variety of sports.

CTN Equipment Loan Program (ELP) has recently purchased an Overcomer. Designed by physical education (PE) teacher Joe Kabes, this unique adapted sports equipment allows users with limited motor abilities and/or visual impairments to swing, throw and strike any number of lightweight sport or gaming attachments.

The Overcomer can be used to play baseball, tennis, hockey, golf, lacrosse, cricket and more. This inclusive experience promotes independence, increases user success, builds positive self-esteem and supports overall well-being.The Overcomer is easy to set up and is portable, weighing just 13 lbs. It can be adjusted from 24.5” to 33.5” in height to meet a wide variety of user’s sizes and ages!

CTN supports kids, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in family activities like participating in sports!

What are the benefits of the Overcomer?

1. Functioning – The Overcomer is easy to adjust, but also easy to learn and use!

2. Fitness - Use it to play baseball, tennis, hockey, golf, lacrosse, cricket and more!

3. Friends - Have fun with friends as you participate in sport!

4. Fun - The Overcomer can also be used with lightweight gaming attachments.

The Overcomer is part of the CTN Equipment Loan Program and can be borrowed for two weeks by families of kids and youth who receive OT/PT services and live in Simcoe County or York Region. Speak to your child’s therapist for more information or email

Learn more about the benefits of the Overcomer.

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1 Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2012). The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think!. Child: care, health and development, 38(4), 457-463 Before F-Words for Child Development