Adaptive-Movement / Parkour Director A Pioneer In New Project For Amputees And Spinal Cord Injuries

Cameron Pratto is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Urban Movement – a movement school in Houston, Texas. Urban Movement is reaching out and teaching the study of movement to some Houston amputees, and those with spinal cord injuries, through partnership with the Houston Amputee Society.

HOUSTON, TX  / Pratto has always been active, but he started moving and seeing the world in a very different way when l’art du deplacement (parkour) and MovNat came in his life in 2008. Parkour, an art, discipline and lifestyle of movement, self-discovery and respect for human nature; or a way of conditioning your body and training your mind in order to achieve and maintain a lifetime of controlled, fluid movement through any environment, overcoming any obstacle (mental or physical), in any situation. “Nobody is perfect”, Cameron says, “but, we can aim to be the best version of our self”.

“The definition alone parallels life as an amputee”, states Jeff Bourns, CEO and Founder of the Houston Amputee Society (American Amputee Society).

Bourns and Pratto were introduced months back by “Doc Ricky”, an IT and research profession, a friend, and a student of Urban Movement. Ricky, a Houstonian, took notice of the Houston Amputee Society in the early spring of this year. Sport can have a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities but many face challenges getting involved, especially in developing countries. Sport can play a key role in the lives and communities of people with disabilities, the same as it can for people without a disability.

There is a wealth of evidence to support participation in sport and physical activity for people with a disability concerning trends, barriers and benefits of participation. Over the past three decades, numerous studies revealed that physical activity and sport participation resulted in improved functional status and quality of life among people with selected disabilities, improving physical and mental well-being. Sport and physical activity has also been shown to improve physical fitness and general mood in psychiatric patients with depressive (depression?) and anxiety disorders. Additionally, sport and physical activity has been linked to improvements in self-confidence, social awareness and self-esteem, and can contribute to empowerment of people with disabilities, and their loved ones.

UrbanMovement and the Houston Amputee Society have for the past month been working on a project to deliver free weekly classes to amputees and people with spinal cord injuries. Each participant is also encouraged to bring family or a friend. It’s being called “Adaptive Movement” because there’s a blend of movement arts training, and experience behind the delivery of the weekly classes. The three lead coaches at Urban Movement; Cameron Pratto, Wes Hamner, and Quincy “Ra” Henderson, are equally skilled in their eye for movement mechanics, appreciate any opportunity to share their knowledge, and they welcome and encourage any and all participants to get out and move.

UrbanMovement are not only practitioners and teachers of Art Du Deplacement (Parkour, Freerunning), and MovNat, we all have diverse backgrounds, strive to be simple humans, aware of our surroundings, knowledgeable and prepared to handle any obstacle put in our path.

Urban Movement’s goal is to positively disrupt your life by consistently providing quality instruction, information, opportunities and a completely unique line of apparel. Built with pieces of individuality, on a solid foundation, with a creative approach to the world, our team will move you. Classes Saturday 2215 Lawrence Street, at Studio Fitness in the a Houston Heights.

The Houston Amputee Society / American Amputee Society is non profit organization formed to create social outings and events in the amputee , limb difference , and disabled community. We offer the services of networking amputees, limb difference, and disabled individuals to one another to create relationships. We have adaptive sporting clinics and events that bring awareness to adaptive sport and others in the community through interaction. We host and provide resources for adaptive sporting events to bring the amputee and disabled community.

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UrbanMovement and the Houston Amputee Society have for the past month been working on a project to deliver free weekly classes to amputees and people with spinal cord injuries. Each participant is also encouraged to bring family or a friend. It’s being called Adaptive “Movement” because there’s a blend of movement arts training, and experience behind the delivery of the weekly classes. The three lead coaches at Urban Movement; Cameron Pratto, Wes Hamner, and Quincy “Ra” Henderson, are equally skilled in their eye for movement mechanics, appreciate any opportunity to share their knowledge, and they welcome and encourage any and all participants to get out and move. Classes Saturday 2215 Lawrence Street, at Studio Fitness in the a Houston Heights.

Media Contact:

Jeff Bourns

JeffBourns@amputeesociety.org

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