Beyond Sports


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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 screened for flexibility of multiple muscle groups; functional strength of the abdominal and lower extremity muscles; and balance. During these screenings, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapist assistant students work with athletes and coaches to improve optimal function in sports training and competition, prevention of or reduced risk for injury and recommending exercises and other helpful strategies.

For inquires and getting involved in FUNfitness, please contact Dave Pawlowski, Vice President, Sport, Health and Fitness.

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