Podiatry’s Involvement at Major Sporting Events

Podiatrists will have a special function as part of the coverage during a number of competitive sports, notably at fitness events such as the marathon in which the foot is encountered with a whole lot of strain. Blisters and other traumas are routine during these varieties of events. The latest show of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive outlined the part of podiatry at various kinds of competitive sports. The expert that the hosts talked to in that show was Mandy Abbott who's a teacher in podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, the United Kingdom. She is also the Clinical Director for the Special Olympics United Kingdom and was Chief Podiatrist at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015 in addition to the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. These kinds of positions gave Mandy a really special insight into the function which podiatry will have in giving expertise at these types of sport activities. The livestream discussed about how precisely best to ready yourself to be a part of a multidisciplinary team during these big activities or occasions. It is important to understand acute injury’s management and be very skilful at strapping approaches. Mandy gave knowledge into the sort of things that Podiatry will handle at these kinds of gatherings, and also the personal/professional worth in participating at such events.

Mandy Abbotts principal interests are in sports injuries and lower limb dysfunction. She works together quite a few sports specialists which includes a number of football squads. In the job being a Clinical Director for Special Olympics, she has become associated with national and international activities and has been able to include podiatry students in foot evaluating of sports athletes having intellectual disabilities. Mandy's research pursuits are in the effects of foot supports on human movement. Mandy has been awarded her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine from the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.