FUNfitness is the physical therapy discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Programme that addresses the ongoing health needs of Special Olympics athletes.
FUNfitness provides athletes the opportunity to be screened for flexibility of hamstring, calf, shoulder rotator and hip flexor muscles; functional strength of the abdominal and lower extremity muscles; and balance.
During these screenings FUNfitness volunteers 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.
Suitable volunteers: Physiotherapist, Physical therapists, Occupational Therapists, those with a background in Physical Education, Health Promotion and Sport & Exercise Science.
Due to COVID-19 we are currently not recruiting volunteers but are continually reviewing this so please check back soon.