Special Olympics has grown from a backyard camp into a global movement that has been transforming the lives of people with an intellectual disability for almost 50 years. The global sporting community was pioneered by the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister to US President John F Kennedy as well as Rosemary who had an intellectual disability. Today, Special Olympics supports over 5 million athletes in 177 countries.
Special Olympics began in Australia in 1976 when many people with an intellectual disability were shut in institutions. While this is no longer the norm in Australia, we continue to seek public support to ensure that people with an intellectual disability are not shut out. By helping us give them opportunities to play sport, together we can open the door to personal achievement, pride and inclusion for some of the marginalised and isolated members of our community.
At The Cube Allied Health, we provide strength and conditioning programs for Special Olympics Athletes. We have also partnered up with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, and every so often, the players will come down and train alongside our group.
These programs are run by our Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists.
Initial consultation: $100
This is used to collect relevant information about the athlete (goals, sport, health, level, fitness, strength and flexibility) that will allow us to program accordingly and assign the most appropriate group.
Special Olympics Group Strength and Conditioning: $30 p/p (minimum 4 people and $120 / hr rate)