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Illinois Special Olympics FUNFitness - Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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Illinois Special Olympics FUNFitness

FUNfitness is a fitness screening performed by physical therapy professionals for Special Olympic Healthy Athletes.  The purposes of FUNfitness are to assess all components of fitness; to educate athletes, families and coaches about the importance of fitness; and to provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about the role of the physical therapist in fitness.  FUNfitness was developed by the APTA for the Special Olympics.

Volunteers needed for the 2019 Summer Games!

Volunteers are wanted for the upcoming Summer Games!

Set Up:  Four volunteers needed on Saturday, June 7 to assist with set up
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 8:30-3:00 (PTs, PTAs and Students can volunteer for morning or afternoon shifts)
Where: Red Bird Arena - Illinois State University Campus in Normal, Il
Who: PTs, PTAs, and PT/PTA students. (It is recommended that professionals have liability insurance)

Volunteer PTs will assess: flexibility of the hamstring, calf, shoulder rotator, and hip flexor muscles; functional strength of the abdominal, and upper and lower extremity muscles; static and dynamic balance; and aerobic fitness (walk, wheel or step testing). Physical therapists also instruct athletes on ways to become more fit and how to train year-round for better performance.

Click here to sign up!

Questions? Contact, Gail Huber

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