Description: Fit Feet was developed through Special Olympics’ collaboration with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Many Special Olympics athletes suffer from foot and ankle pain or deformities that impair their performance. Also, athletes are not always fitted with the best shoes and socks for their particular sport. During Special Olympics competitions, volunteer health care professionals screen athletes’ feet and ankles for deformities, and also check for proper shoes and socks.
Criteria for Clinical Director: Should be a DPM or have similar training, able to assist with garnering corporate sponsorship, networking, and soliciting, train local volunteers, work within the guidelines of the local program to coordinate events yearly, ensure proper data collection and quality assurance, and develop follow-up referral for athletes.
Fit Feet Clinical Director Marc Colaluce shares why you should get involved with Healthy Athletes: