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Community Care: Pilot Program Addresses Fitness & Injury

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Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville. She says meeting the fitness needs of individuals with special needs can be a challenge for families. For many, exercise and fitness isn’t on their radar because other associated medical needs must take priority. For those that are interested making the lifestyle change to lead a more active life, there aren’t many resources available.

A pilot program was created for individuals with specials needs in the community, ages 5-30+, with the help of University of Evansville students, UE professor Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer, local bodybuilder Collin Clarke and his non-profit Collination.

This was held on Saturdays in April at UE.