Adaptive sports open house held in the Bronx
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center, along with the Parks Department and the Wheelchair Sports Federation have teamed up to host an adaptive sports open house at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center.
Sports like basketball and tennis were first adapted for disabled athletes after World War II.
Most of the volunteers at the open house were medical students, physical therapy students and doctors at Montefiore Medical Center.
They tell News 12 after hearing their patients talk about adaptive sports groups in White Plains they wanted to get a group started in the Bronx.
Doctors say there are endless mental health benefits to adaptive sports for disabled individuals in addition to all the physical benefits.