|Leisure has no barriers. The Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC) of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center introduces individuals with a disability to new and creative ways to participate in leisure activities. Individuals with brain and spinal injury, stroke, and orthopedic injuries including amputees as well as neurological impairments participate in IRC programs. |
The IRC hosts clinics in water skiing, snow skiing, paddling, cycling, climbing, marksmanship, and golf on a regular basis. Specialty clinics are hosted depending on interest and have included road racing, tennis, sled hockey, hunting, fishing, self-defense, and camping. For the first time in the history of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, hand cyclists from the IRC program participated in the race last year.