FUNfitness screenings are designed to identify needs, help athletes improve flexibility, strength, balance and aerobic condition, as well as educate athletes, coaches and their families on the importance of these aspects of health. In addition, the screening provides a hands-on opportunity for athletes to learn appropriate exercises from physical therapy professionals. FUNfitness is the result of an established professional relationship between American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Special Olympics, Inc.
FUNfitness Training Part 1
FUNfitness Training Part 2
FUNfitness screenings throughout the US have show that a large percentage of Special Olympics athletes have other untreated health concerns.
- 58% flexibility problems identified
- 42% have balance problems
- 32% strength problems identified
Funfitness is offered at the Indoor Sports Tournament.
To volunteer for Funfitness please e-mail Melissa Schoenbrodt.
Lois Harrison, PT, DPT, MS
Dianne Isnard, PT
For more information on FUNfitness, please contact Melissa Schoenbrodt, Director of Health Programs.