Golden, CO — June 2, 2012 — Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center is proud to announce its support of the 43rd Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games in Greeley, Colo. Saturday, June 2. The weekend’s athletic events include soccer, track and field, power lifting and aquatics.
And while the focus is on athletic endeavors, this year’s participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a new Healthy Feet program sponsored by Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center. Dr. Pete Deol will be on site to provide free podiatric screenings for Special Olympic participants.
People with disabilities often have health conditions of the lower extremities at much higher rates than the general population. Globally, 55 percent of Special Olympics athletes have gait abnormalities; 23 percent have bone deformations; and 49 percent have skin and nail conditions of the feet.
Dr. Pete Deol is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in injuries and disorders of the foot and ankle. He specializes on sports injuries, arthroscopy, cartilage disorders/arthritis, total ankle replacement, bunion correction and complex fractures and reconstruction of the foot and the ankle.
“I am thrilled to be involved with this year’s Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games,” Deol said. “Healthy feet and ankles are important for athletes, and these screenings will help ensure participants reach the finish line in top condition.”
The Healthy Feet tent will be located outside of the aquatics tent in the morning and outside the track during the afternoon. The Healthy Feet Clinic will provide will provide the following services:
- Measurement of appropriate shoe size (length and width) and evaluation of appropriate shoe type.
- Dermatologic evaluation for problems of the skin and toenails (athlete's foot, ingrown toenails, nail fungus, plantar warts, etc.).
- Musculoskeletal evaluation for range of motion.
- Biomechanical evaluation for flat feet, high arches.
- Evaluation for orthotics.
About Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center is dedicated to providing the best orthopedic care possible for everything from shoulders to feet to all of the bones and joints in between. Conveniently located in Golden, Littleton and Westminster, its team of highly renowned Colorado orthopedic specialists and surgeons focus on sports medicine; spine; joint replacement; orthopedic trauma; foot and ankle; and hand and elbow.