Can you skydive with arthritis?

Can I skydive with arthritis?

If you have ever suffered from any of them you must have your doctors approval before parachuting: Previous fractures, back strain, arthritis and severe joint sprains.

What medical conditions stop you from skydiving?

Other medical conditions that may prevent an individual from skydiving are epilepsy, diabetes, and certain neurological conditions. As mentioned above, if you have concerns, please reach out to your doctor.

Can you skydive with bad knees?

For solo or tandem skydiving, you’ll need to be able to hold the skydiving body position called the arch. This is where your hips are the lowest point, knees bent, and chin up.

General Skydiving Requirements.

Minimum Age 18 years
Maximum Age No limit*
Minimum Weight No minimum
Maximum Weight 230 pounds**

Can you skydive with medical conditions?

We regret that certain medical conditions may prevent you from taking part in a skydive. These include epilepsy, some cardiovascular and neurological conditions, some forms of diabetes and recurring injuries. If you have previously dislocated your shoulder/arm it is vital that you inform us and consult your doctor.

Why you should not go skydiving?

Fear of heights, also known as acrophobia, can be an overwhelming and potentially harmful to your mental health. If your fear is so severe that heights makes you nauseous, gives you heart palpitations, and makes your body shake, you should probably stay clear of skydiving.

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Do they weigh you before you skydive?

Yes. All guests will be asked to step on a scale. This is done with discretion whereby no one but the associate checking you in is able to read your weight. This may seem over the top but is standard in the skydiving industry as weight restrictions are taken seriously.

Is skydiving bad for your heart?

Like any physical activity, a generally healthy person should not be concerned about having a heart attack while skydiving. However, because skydiving can induce high levels of stress in certain individuals, if you have a weakened heart or a history of heart trouble, it may not be a good idea to skydive.

Can you skydive with Lasik?

RECOMMENDATION. One Month: We recommend getting permission from your doctor to skydive from one to six months after the LASIK procedure. Six Months: After six months, the eye has had more time to heal and you are able to do a tandem skydive after LASIK.

What’s the maximum weight for a skydive?

What’s the weight limit for skydiving? 18 stone or 114kg fully clothed is the maximum weight for a tandem skydive novice.

Can a disabled person skydive?

At Start Skydiving we are able to accommodate those who have the desire to experience the extreme sport of skydiving. Each disability requires special considerations. If there are any concerns about whether your disability may affect your skydiving experience, please get a doctor′s opinion.

Can I skydive with a bad back?

Why make a skydive? Tandem skydiving is the most accessible form of skydiving there is, and although there are exceptions, individuals with disabilities and other medical problems—including bad backs—can often take flight.

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