Healthy Athletes is a Special Olympics program that provides free health examinations in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and trepidation people with intellectual disabilities often experience when faced with a visit to a medical professional. The Healthy Athletes screening is open to all Special Olympics athletes.
There will be 4 disciplines at Healthy Athletes:
Fit Feet – offers podiatric screenings to evaluate ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and sock gear to participating athletes.
Health Promotion – uses interactive educational tools, motivational literature, and demonstrations to reinforce the need to improve and maintain wellness and self-care. It also provides screening for BMI, blood pressure, and bone density.
Special Smiles – provides comprehensive oral health care information, including free dental screenings and instruction on correct brushing and flossing techniques to participating Special Olympics athletes. This also includes issuing preventative supplies like toothpaste and toothbrushes and fluoride varnish.
FUNfitness– provides athletes the opportunity to be examined for flexibility of hamstring, calf, shoulder rotator and hip flexor muscles; functional strength of the abdominal and lower extremity
muscles, and for balance.
Screenings will take place at Wenatchee Convention Center, Orchard Hall.
We need volunteers! Register here
Please contact Della with any questions! Dnorton@sowa.org