Special Olympics FUNfitness® Screenings


June 10, 2023, 10:30am-6pm 
(10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
University of Richmond, Robins Center

Volunteer your expertise with Special Olympics Virginia to help identify athletes with flexibility, balance, and strength deficits. This will enable them to connect with coaches and healthcare providers in their communities.

FUNfitness is the physical therapy discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® that addresses the ongoing health needs of Special Olympics athletes. FUNfitness provides athletes the opportunity to be examined for flexibility, functional strength, balance, and aerobic fitness. During these screenings, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapist assistant offer athletes expert guidance and exercise recommendations to prevent and reduce the risk of injury while working to improve the athletes' optimal function not only in sports training and competition but in everyday life.

Join us at the Summer Games as we teach athletes and coaches how to improve their health and well-being. On Friday, June 9th, volunteers will set up the facilities. The screenings will take place on Saturday, June 10th, during the games - you can choose between two shifts or stay for both!
If you are interested in volunteering with facility setup on Friday, June 9th, or screenings on Saturday, June 10th, please contact one of the Clinical Directors listed below:

Laura Thoene, DPT
Nijah Chinn-Gonsalves, PT, DHS, PTA Program Director
Bryan Gilreath, PT,DPT,OCS, CWCE



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