Qualified or trainee podiatrists urgently needed for Fit Feet screening at Ireland Games in June

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Ulster’s Jonathan McCartney is seen by Tahlia Britton of Fit Feet in the Healthy Athlete Tent. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

Fit Feet is a free podiatric screening for participating Special Olympics Ireland athletes competing at the Ireland Games in June 2018. The athletes will have their ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and socks evaluated.

With under 50 days to go until the biggest sporting event of the year we urgently need qualified or trainee podiatrists to register.

By registering to be part of the Fit Feet team you will learn from experienced colleagues how best to engage with this special section of our community and you will be taught how to screen athletes for a wide range of podiatry problems and give professional advice to help the sporting stars of the Games.

 

This short video gives you an idea of what to expect in June! 

Healthy Athlete: Fit Feet

Location: National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

 

 

Dates: Fit Feet will be running 15th – 17th June 2018

As a member of the Fit Feet Team you will get the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience of communicating with and screening people with an intellectual disability.
  • Learn from qualified/experienced podiatrist through supervised, hands on experience.
  • Make a positive and lasting impact on our athlete’s lives

This is a hugely exciting event and you will be at the heart of the Healthy Athlete screening programme. Training will be provided prior to the Games and we will also carry out a venue walk through to familiarise you with the layout. Lunch, uniform and accreditation will all be provided.

 

 

 Next steps

To register and volunteer for the Ireland Games please go to: https://irelandgames.ie/volunteer/#register

If you have any difficult with this process please contact:

Volunteer Services Ireland Games 2018
Tel: 0818 300 053

Volunteergames2018@specialolympics.ie