Health

Did You Know…

Special Olympics Health Athletes is the WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM for people with intellectual disabilities, delivering basic levels of health information and care to hundreds of thousands of people each year.

HEALTH SCREENINGS are conducted for FREE by healthcare professionals who volunteer their time.

Special Olympics Health in South Carolina includes six disciplines offered at both State Summer Games and State Fall Games.

 

                              

 

 

 

Opening Eyes

Opening Eyes is changing lives by providing eye exams, assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles.

Fit Feet

Fit Feet healps athletes who may suffer from foot and ankle pain, or conditions that impair their performance. Volunteer podiatrists work with athletes to evaluate problems of the feet, ankles and lower extremity biomechanics.

Fun Fitness

Fun Fitness provides athletes the opportunity to examine for flexibility of hamstring, calf, shoulder rotator and hip flexor muscles; functional strength of the addominal and lower extremity muscles, and for balance.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion focuses on healthy living, healthy lifestyle choices, and common health issues. Health Promotion offers screenings for bone density, blood pressure and body mass index.

Healthy Hearing

Healthy Hearing provides comprehensive hearing exams and follow-up recommendations. The main goals of this program are to inform athletes, parents, coaches or caregivers about the detection of possible ear and hearing problems, recommend follow-up as needed and to advise about regular ear and hearing screenings.

Special Smiles

Special Smiles provides comprehensive oral health care information, including free dental screenings and instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques.

 

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