Who can apply?
Podiatrists, Chiropodists, Physiotherapists, students of these fields and other foot care professionals are eligible assist with Fit Feet screenings.
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. Often, these individuals are not fitted with the best shoes, insoles 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. Athletes receive recommendations on how they can improve their footwear, and often receive a pair of fitted insoles. The screening also offers footcare professionals and students the opportunity to work with people with intellectual disabilities in an effort to improve their practical skills in working with this population.
Olga started with Special Olympics in 2018, and is excited about her role as a Clinical Director of Fit Feet. Olga graduated in 1985 from the Michener Institute of Applied Sciences and completed her B.Sc. in Podiatric Medicine in 2006 at Sunderland University in the United Kingdom. She has over 30 years experience as a Chiropodist with the last 27 in her private practice in beautiful Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Olga has been active in her profession having served on both the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine.
Jasmine started with Special Olympics in 2018, and is excited to meet many of the Special Olympic athletes as a Clinical Director of Fit Feet. Jasmine became a Canadian Certified Pedorthist C. Ped (C) in 2005 and has been working with BioPed Footcare ever since. Jasmine looks forward to using her knowledge of the feet to guide the athletes towards proper footwear and insole choices and helping them reach their fullest potential.
Kenny has been a Fit Feet Clinical Director since 2017 and is a Chiropodist.