TWO of My FootDr’s leading Podiatrists will help athletes at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games put their best foot forward this month after being selected into the official podiatry team supporting the event.
Luke Kelly from My FootDr Robina and Trent Johnston from My FootDr Townsville are among just eight podiatrists proudly volunteering their time at the Athletes Village for the duration of the Games period.
Heading up the podiatry unit, Luke says he is proud to represent My FootDr and participate in the once-in-a-lifetime event.
“Our responsibility is ensuring athletes from Australia and across the world have access to premium podiatry care, working with competitors to prevent and manage physical hurdles on the road to reaching their sporting dreams,” he says.
Trent said it was an exciting time for both athletes and the health professionals supporting them.
“The level of physical activity these athletes endure can lead to many carrying injuries into the competition or unfortunately breaking down during the competition,” he says.
“I have long been involved with supporting both rugby union and track and field, and I’m excited to be part of the official team for the Commonwealth Games.”
His wife Bindee was also involved in the Queen’s Baton Relay as a former Australian track and field athlete.
“It’s a bit of a family affair – it was great to see my wife carry the baton and we’ll be taking the kids to the Gold Coast to experience the event,” Trent says.
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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games runs from April 4 to 15.