Podiatry practitioners can play a special position within the coverage at many different sports, especially at fitness events including the marathon in which the feet are subjected to plenty of strain. Blisters and other traumas are routine during these types of sports. A current episode of the podiatry live, PodChatLive spoke of the role of podiatry at different types of sports activities. The guest that the hosts spoke with in that livestream 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 Special Olympics Great Britain and was Chief Podiatrist for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015 in addition to the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. These types of positions gave Mandy a really unique comprehension of the part which podiatry can begin to play in providing expertise at these types of sport activities. The live talked about about how exactly best to prepare yourself to be a part of a multidisciplinary group during these large activities or competitions. It is very important recognize acute injury’s treatment and be very skilful at taping approaches. She gave ideas into the sort of things which Podiatry will handle at such gatherings, along with the personal/professional value in participating at these kinds of sports.
Mandy Abbotts major interests are in sports injuries as well as lower limb dysfunction. Mandy works with quite a few sports specialists such as a number of football squads. In the role being a Clinical Director for Special Olympics, Mandy continues to be involved in national and world games and has managed to involve the students in foot screening of sports athletes having intellectual disabilities. Mandy's research interests are typically the effects of foot orthoses on human motion. She has been given her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine with the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists.