Fit Feet - Saint Paul


  

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Event Description:

Join the Fit Feet team to help significantly improve the lives of our Special Olympics Athletes!

 

The Healthy Athletes program is dedicated to providing health services and education to Special Olympics athletes, and changing the way health systems interact with people with intellectual disabilities. Through free health screenings, training of healthcare professionals, and evaluation of the health status of people with intellectual disabilities, Healthy Athletes has become a powerful public health organization worldwide.

 

Fit Feet helps Special Olympics athletes step lively on the playing field, and in everyday life. Many athletes suffer from foot and ankle pain, or deformities that impair their performance. In fact, up to 50 percent of Special Olympics athletes experience one or more preventable or treatable foot conditions that can affect their sports participation. Often, these individuals are not fitted with the best shoes and socks for their particular sport. To alleviate these problems, volunteer podiatrists work with athletes to evaluate problems of the feet, ankles and lower extremity biomechanics.

 

Fit Feet was developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and the Federation of International Podiatrists (FIP).

 

Athletes are evaluated through a series of stations that include: gait evaluation, foot exams and foot sizing for proper shoe fit.

 


  • This event is held indoors at the Anderson Student Center.
  • All volunteers will receive a souvenir t-shirt to ensure that they are identifiable during the event. They must be worn when attending the event.
  • Orientation and Training is scheduled to start at the time you sign up for. Please arrive at the check-in area 10-15 minutes early to allow time to check-in, receive your t-shirt and be on time for your training.
  • You will receive a reminder email with additional parking and check-in information one to two weeks before the event.

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Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM   
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Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM   
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Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM   
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Event Meeting Location: Volunteer check-in is located at Scooters in the Anderson Student Center. Parking and shuttle information will be provided one to two weeks before the event.

Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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Event Organizer: Special Olympics Minnesota
volunteers@somn.org
763-270-7186
Event Category:
Healthy Athletes / Fit Feet (Podiatrist)