TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Students and staff from Indiana State gathered Saturday in the Health and Human Services building to help out the athletes competing in the Special Olympics.
The FUN fitness station allowed athletes to get free health screenings along with getting their eyes and ears checked.
This allowed the highly-trained doctors and staff affiliated with ISU to be able to assess and diagnose the athletes to be able to help them avoid potential injuries. There were many things that were included in these tests.
“It’s an all-day event where we provide screenings for the athletes that try to prevent injuries in the future. We do things like test their flexibility, strength, balance, and their aerobic capacity,” said Howell Tapley, director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at ISU.
For more information on the events happening Sunday in the Special Olympics, check out their website here.