Healthy Athletes - Fit Feet Screening - Woodbury


  

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.

 

Non-Clinical Volunteer Roles (no medical background required):

 

Athlete Check in/Out

At the check-in station you will be registering athletes for the screening which consists of getting their name and birthdate, ensuring they have their consent on file, and placing their label on the HAS form. If the athlete does not have a consent, they can sign one at the table (if they are their own guardian) and they will need to fill out the top portion of the HAS form. Then lead the athlete to the waiting area where the next available volunteer will take them to the next station. At Check Out Station volunteers will hand out goody bags and also data enter results in computer.  

 


  • This event is held indoors at HealthEast Sport Center in Woodbury.
  • 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.

Select an Available Slot Below
Date/Time &
Details
Volunteers
Needed
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM   
Check-in/Out (No Medical Experience Required)
Full
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Clinical (Podiatrist, Orthotists, C-peds & Students)
8
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Sun, Oct 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM   
Clinical - All Day Shift
8
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Sun, Oct 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM   
Check-in/Out (No Medical Experience Required)
Full
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 - 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM   
Clinical (Podiatrist, Orthotists, C-peds & Students)
7
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Event Meeting Location: HealthEast Sport Center

4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129

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