FUNfitness is a physical therapy screening program that is designed to assess and improve physical strength, flexibility, and balance. The screenings also educate athletes and parents on the importance of staying physically fit and flexible and provide a hands-on opportunity for participating Special Olympics athletes to learn more about physical therapy.
A FUNfitness screening takes approximately 25-30 minutes. During the screening, health care clinicians will provide the athletes with:
- Flexibility test using tape measures and goniometers
- Strength test using a trunk and hand grip
- Balancing on one and two legs
- Endurance test where the athletes steps in place for two minutes or walks for three minutes