FUNfitness is the comprehensive physical therapy component of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes initiative. FUNfitness is designed to:
- Assess and improve flexibility, functional strength and balance
- Educate participants, families and coaches about the importance of flexibility, strength and balance
- Provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to learn about physical therapy. Physical therapist assistants, and physical therapist or physical therapist assistant students work during the screening under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist.
FUNfitness also provides “take-away” educational materials for Special Olympics athletes and information for families and coaches about the importance of and methods to improve flexibility, functional strength and balance in sports performance and activities of daily living.
For more information contact Victoria Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (505)856-0342.