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Podiatry at the Special Olympics

Podiatrists may play an important position within the coverage during numerous competitive sports, in particular at endurance activities including the marathon where the feet are put through a lot of load. Blisters and some other injuries are frequent in these types of events. The latest show of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive outlined the role of podiatry at a variety of sports activities. The guest who the hosts talked to in that episode was Mandy Abbott who's a lecturer in podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, the United Kingdom. She is also the Clinical Director for the Special Olympics UK and was Chief Podiatrist for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015 along with the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. These kinds of roles gave her a really special guidance for the part which podiatry can take advantage of in giving expertise at these types of sport activities. The show discussed regarding how best to ready yourself for being a part of a multidisciplinary group during these large activities or occasions. It is very important comprehend acute injury’s management and be very skilful at taping solutions. She gave insights into the actual sort of things which Podiatry will take care of at these kinds of events, and the personal/professional benefit in doing such sports.

Mandy Abbott’s principal interests are in sports injuries and also lower limb dysfunction. Mandy works with several sports experts such as a number of soccer squads. In the role as a Clinical Director for Special Olympics, she continues to be included in national and international games and has been able to involve the students in foot evaluating of athletes having intellectual disabilities. Mandy's research pursuits have been in the results of foot orthotics on human movement. Mandy has been given her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine with the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.




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