Champ's Triathlon Training Program was created to provide an adaptive fitness opportunity to the community of Nashville, TN. This program was specifically targeting children 8 to 15 years old diagnosed with Down's Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, Gross Motor Function Classification Scale levels I, II, and III. Champ's Triathlon Training Program was an extension of the Champ's Tri My Best Triathlon hosted by a team of therapists and Vanderbilt's Pediatric Clinic, including Kelley Newman. The program aimed to increase the participants' strength, flexibility, and endurance through triathlon related activities such as running/walking, swimming, and biking. Outcomes of the program were to be measured using the Gross Motor Function Measure-66, Pediatric Quality of Life Measure, a family satisfaction survey, and other measurements that deemed fit. The outcomes of this program are pending due to the impact of COVID-19.
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Pediatric; cerebral palsy; down's syndrome; adaptive sports; triathlon; Vanderbilt; Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital; occupational therapy; adaptive training
Sollman, Rachael, "Champ's Triathlon Training Program" (2020). OTD Capstone Projects. 44.
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