This week we welcomed Mandy Abbott who is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, Clinical Director for Special Olympics GB and was Lead Podiatrist for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015, and the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. She talked about how best to prepare yourself for being part of a multidiscplinary team at a big games/event (read up on acute injury management and make sure you know your strapping), the sort of things which Podiatry tends to manage at such events, and the personal/professional value in doing such events (and it’s not financial!)
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About Mandy Abbott:
Mandy Abbott is a Lecturer in Podiatry at the Departent of Podiatry and Radiography, Glasgow Caledonian University. Her background was previously working in the NHS, having worked in various NHS boards as a clinician and manager before taking up lecturing full time. Mandy’s interests are in sports injuries and lower limb biomechanics. She has worked with sports professionals including the SRU and a number of football teams from the SPL. As one of the Clinical Directors for Special Olympics, Mandy has been involved in national and world games and has been able to involve the students in foot screening of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Mandy Abbott’s research interests are in the effects of orthoses on human movement. In 2010 Mandy was awarded her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.