Podiatrists can play a special role within the coverage during a variety of sports events, primarily at endurance events like the marathon in which the foot is subjected to a great deal of load. Blisters and some other injuries are common in these varieties of events. A current episode of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive talked about the function of podiatry at different kinds of sports activities. The expert who the hosts talked to in that show 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 the Special Olympics United Kingdom and was Head Podiatrist for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015 as well as the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. These types of positions gave Mandy a really special comprehension of the function which podiatry will have in delivering expert services at these kinds of sport events. The livestream described about how best to ready yourself to be part of a multidisciplinary team at these large activities or competitions. You will need to understand acute injury’s management and be very skilful at taping techniques. Mandy provided skills into the actual type of things which Podiatry has a tendency to handle at such occasions, and the personal/professional value in doing such sports.

Mandy Abbott’s principal areas of work are in sports injuries and lower limb function. She works with many sports specialists such as a number of soccer clubs. In the job being a Clinical Director for Special Olympics, she has become included in national and world events and has managed to involve the students in foot screening of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Her research pursuits are in the results of foot orthoses on human motion. She has been awarded her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.