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Special Olympics Fit Feet

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).



Goals of Fit Feet:

  1. Increase access to foot care for Special Olympics athletes, as well as people with intellectual disabilities.
  2. Raise podiatrists' awareness of foot concerns of people with intellectual disabilites, including difficulty in accessing treatment.
  3. Develop a body of knowledge about proper foot care of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
For more information about Healthy Athletes or if you are a health care professional and would like to learn about how you can participate, please contact:

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