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Fit Feet Helps Athletes Take a Step in the Right Direction

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Foot deformities, skin disorders, nail conditions, eczema, ill-fitting shoes and other concerns are what the clinicians at Special Olympics Michigan Fit Feet are concerned with. "Are you ticklish?" Bill Thompson, a Great Lakes Bay Medical screener for Special Olympics Michigan asks an athlete as she laughs and shakes her head. Thompson begins to examine the athlete's feet, and occasionally makes notes for himself. He explains that they are there to screen the athletes and make further recommendations to a podiatrist in the athlete's hometown. For seven years, Thompson has been screening with Special Olympics Michigan after graduating from Central Michigan University and owning four running specialty stores, including one in Mt. Pleasant called 'Runners'.

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Symantha Misale is a marketing and communications intern at Special Olympics Michigan.

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