Special Olympics competitors in Seattle had a chance to gauge their flexibility, balance, aerobic conditioning and strength during a "Fun Fitness" event put on by physical-therapy trainees at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
"My hope is that we can make the students better providers," said Laura Johnstone, a UW Medicine physical therapist and teaching associate. "What we see as being kind of abnormal is not abnormal. (The athletes) are people and they're part of our community," Johnstone said.
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