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  • Special Olympics Looking for PT, PTA, Student Volunteers

    Calling all physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTA), and physical therapy students: your service is needed at the upcoming Special Olympics US National Games in Seattle July 1-6, 2018.

    The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program has issued a call for PTs, PTAs, and students interested in participating in the FUNfitness screening event, which provides an opportunity for athletes to be examined in a range of areas including flexibility, functional strength, aerobic conditioning, and balance. The FUNfitness screen was developed as a collaboration with APTA and Special Olympics and is a cornerstone of an APTA-Special Olympics partnership.

    Screening events are open at various times throughout the Olympics, and are preceded by training sessions for volunteers. For more information on FUN fitness, contact Vicki Tilley, Special Olympics global clinical advisor. To register as a volunteer, contact Frank Sebastian or visit the volunteer webpage.


    • Notice is too short Can you please include me for next year .I am OT in Sports Rehab and also have a PT staff too Thanks Would love to serve

      Posted by Hima Dalal on 5/10/2018 7:27 AM

    • yes, too short of notice. I have experience with teen ski team assessments and would love to jump in and have some fun with these great athletes! Save my name for the next opportunity

      Posted by Siga Andrew on 5/21/2018 5:26 PM

    • Wonderfull opportunity and would love to join and serve. Notice is short so please give heads up on next opportunity.

      Posted by John Michael Brennan, PTA, MT on 6/3/2018 8:23 PM

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