Sport trains and strengthens the body. These aids help to actively participate in sports and compensate for physical impairments.

A distinction is made between leisure sports and rehabilitation sports. For leisure sports, there are commercially available sports equipment that has been adapted or specially developed for certain types of disability.

Rehabilitation sport is a complementary measure in medical rehabilitation and a means of promoting participation in social life. The focus is on strengthening performance and social and psychological stabilisation through physical activities.