Ambulant – Groups 3-5

Our ambulant disability groups include profiles which can apply to a wide range of disabilities.

There are three Groups included within this category:

Group 3

Ambulant players where one or more upper limbs is absent or severely impaired.

  • One or both upper limbs affected.
  • Arm or prosthesis may be needed for anchoring objects.
  • One or more upper limbs are absent or severely impaired and the player is unable to make a traditional bridge for their cue anywhere on the table with their most impaired hand.
  • May be able to make a non-traditional bridge but with severely limited arm movement.
  • Where a player cues with their absent or most impaired arm they will also be included within this group.

Profile 12

Able to walk, but has severe difficulty controlling all four limbs when performing an activity.

Profile 13

Able to walk, but has poor use of three limbs.

Profile 16

One upper limb is severely impaired.

Profile 21

Both arms are severely impaired or amputated.

Profile 22

Both arms slightly impaired or amputated below the elbow.

Profile 24

One arm slightly impaired or amputated below the elbow.

Profile 27

Opposite arm and leg severely impaired.

Profile 31

Both legs severely impaired, both arms moderately impaired.

Profile 32

Both arms severely impaired, both legs moderately impaired.

Group 4

Ambulant players where one or more lower limbs is absent or severely impaired.

Profile 14

Able to walk, but one side of the body is of little use; usually can only balance unaided on the good leg.

Profile 15

Able to walk, but only one side of body is non-affected.

Profile 17

Able to walk, but both legs are severely impaired.

Profile 18

Able to walk, but one leg severely impaired.

Profile 19

Able to walk, one leg severely impaired, other leg less impaired.

Profile 20

Able to walk but both legs impaired slightly.

Profile 28

Both hips impaired causing walking difficulty.

Group 5

Ambulant players where one or more upper or lower limbs are slightly impaired

One or both upper or lower limbs slightly impaired

  • the player is able to make a traditional bridge for their cue anywhere on the table with their most impaired hand.

Profile 23

One leg has slight impairment.

Profile 24

One arm slightly impaired or amputated below the elbow.

Profile 25

Very short stature (at least 12 inches (30.5cm) shorter than average.

Profile 29

Severe to moderate weakness in both shoulders.

Profile 30

Severe to moderate weakness in trunk.

This toolkit was taken from the Activity Alliance Profiling Toolkit Resource (http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/how-we-help/res...). The toolkit is based on the Activity Alliance Profile System designed by Dr Christine Meaden M.C.S.P., Ph.D. For any further information on the profile system or toolkit please contact Activity Alliance online or call them on 01509 227750.

In agreement with Activity Alliance, WDBS has revised each profile to suit snooker and billiards.