Enjoying Sports, Despite Disability
Exercise and activity have many beneficial components, and modifications to sports gear is enabling more and more people to participate. For those living with disabilities after illness or injury, sports like wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, horseback riding, or skiing can help improve strength and a sense of independence while also building self-confidence, new life skills, and social connections. Mary Patstone, director of Adaptive Sports at Spaulding Rehabilitation, offering a broad range of land- and water-based adaptive sporting activities, and Craig Bautz, co-founder and president of Cape Able Adventures, established to provide physically and mentally challenged children and adults the opportunity to participate in sports and outdoor recreation. Our guests on The Point discuss adaptive sports opportunities for individuals with disabilities, with Mindy Todd.