A total of seven staff members from ProEx Physical Therapy, a physical therapist-owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine, and sports medicine, are slated to volunteer at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games on June 6 and 7 in New Haven.
A company news release reports that the staff members will conduct FUNfitness screenings, a fitness event developed in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for Special Olympics Health Athletes.
The screening is part of the Healthy Athletes program, designed to assist Special Olympics athletes in improving their health and fitness. The release notes that the program’s ultimate goal centers on improving each athlete’s ability to train and compete in the Special Olympics, as well as in life. Volunteers from ProEx will instruct athletes in proper stretching techniques and assist with injury assessment, treatment, and prevention.
According to the release, this marks the second time this year ProEx staff participated in the program; several members of the ProEx team volunteered their time during the Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games held in March in East Hartford.
Tina McDonald, regional clinical director, ProEx, articulates the company’s pride in the staff members “who will devote their time to this important screening program. Their reward will be in knowing they were able to assist with a Special Olympics event.”
Source: ProEx Physical Therapy