Clinical Volunteers Needed for Fit Feet Clinic for Special Olympics!


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When

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

Colorado School of Mines Student Recreation Center1651 Elm StGolden, CO 80401

About

REGISTER HERE: https://www.classy.org/golden/events/fit-feet-at-denver-regional-basketball-tournament/e162878

EVENT DETAILS:

Through the Healthy Athletes(r) program, Special Olympics Colorado athletes receive free screenings in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and fear individuals with ID often experience when faced with a visit to the doctor or dentist. Our mission is to improve each athlete’s health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experience and improved well-being.

During our Denver Regional Basketball Tournament 45-50 teams (both traditional and unified) will be competing and will have the opportunity to go through our Fit Feet screening.

Fit Feet offers podiatric screenings to evaluate ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and sock gear to athletes.

Fit Feet examinations have found that a large percentage of Special Olympics athletes have untreated foot conditions.

* 50% have gait abnormalities

* 53% have skin and nail problems

* 21% have bone deformations

* 41% of Special Olympics athletes in the U.S. are wearing the wrong size shoe

Imagine how many of these preventable or treatable foot conditions are unknowingly affecting the athlete’s sports participation and performance! To alleviate these problems, volunteer foot specialists work with athletes to evaluate problems of the feet, ankles and lower extremity biomechanics and work with the athlete, under the supervision of a Clinical Director, to set up follow up care when necessary.

CHECK-IN: Volunteer check in will be from 10:00am -10:30am. There will be an orientation starting promptly at 10:30am, so please allow yourself time to park and check-in.

WHAT TO WEAR: Each volunteer will receive a Healthy Athletes t-shirt to wear at the event, so you will be easily identifiable. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and avoid sweatpants.

PARKING: Free parking is available and a map will be sent out the week prior to the event.

MEALS: Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Please contact Leah Combs, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at lcombs@specialolympicsco.org.

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