Did you know? Despite a mistaken belief that people with intellectual disabilities receive the same or better health care than others, they typically receive sub-standard care, or virtually no health care at all.
Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program addresses our athletes health care needs through various disciplines. One of the disciplines is FUNfitness which goals are to:
assess needs in flexibility, strength, balance, and aerobic fitness;
teach exercises to help athletes improve identified areas of need;
educate participants, families and coaches about the importance of flexibility, strength, balance, and aerobic conditioning in overall fitness;
provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to learn how the physical therapist can help them with fitness.