FUNfitness® MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN at the VIRIGINIA SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES
On June 11, 2022, Special Olympic Athletes descended upon the Robins Center at the University of Richmond to be screened by physical therapists, PTAs, SPTs and SPTAs. FUNfitness® is the physical therapy discipline of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® Initiative that looks at functional strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic endurance. We screened 77 athletes and had the opportunity to give hands on, immediate home exercise programs to the athletes, their coaches, and parents. We even assisted one athlete with an individual MSK exam. We referred him to a local PT to further assess his spine and pelvis and how his current alignment has affected his hips and feet.
We are always looking for clinicians to help us screen even more athletes and reach the wider community! PTs and PTAs save the date for June 10, 2023! Please reach out to your Clinical Directors of FUNfitness®: Laura Thoene firstname.lastname@example.org
, Nijah Chinn-Gonsalves (email@example.com
) and Brian Gilreath (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to be added to volunteer lists for next year.