Podiatry at the Special Olympics
Podiatrists may play an important role as part of the coverage during numerous sports activities, in particular at endurance activities like the marathon in which the foot is exposed to lots of load. Blisters and other traumas are routine in these kinds of events. A recent show of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive discussed the part of podiatry at various kinds of sports activities. The expert that the hosts spoke with in that episode was Mandy Abbott who's a lecturer in podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK. She is also the Clinical Director for Special Olympics UK and was Head Podiatrist at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015 together with the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. These kinds of roles gave Mandy a very exclusive guidance for the part which podiatry will play in giving expert services at these kinds of sport events. The livestream discussed about how exactly best to ready yourself for being a part of a multidisciplinary group with these big games or competitions. It is important to comprehend acute injury’s treatment and be very skilful at taping techniques. Mandy provided knowledge into the actual sort of things which Podiatry has a tendency to manage at such gatherings, as well as the personal/professional importance in participating at this kind of sports.
Mandy Abbott’s main interests are in sports injuries as well as lower limb dysfunction. Mandy works with many sports specialists such as a number of football clubs. Within the job being a Clinical Director for Special Olympics, Mandy continues to be involved with national and international events and has managed to involve the students in foot assessment of sports athletes having intellectual disabilities. Mandy's research pursuits are typically the consequences of foot orthoses on human movement. Mandy has been given her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine from the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.