“These athletes are all underserved,” states Dr. Conenello, who has individuals take off their shoes and socks so he can provide musculoskeletal, dermatologic and gait analysis, and observe, examine and screen to identify gross abnormalities. “They’re usually wearing really bad flip-flops and slides, the wrong size of shoe, or the wrong shoe for the activity.”
“We are honored to provide our game-changing recovery footwear to these athletes,” says Steve Gallo, president of Oofos. “Our mission is to make ‘yOO’ feel better and this was a great opportunity to help these athletes do so by helping them recover faster!”
This year SONJ hosted 2,500 athletes at its Summer Games, where they competed in bocce, track and field, softball, swimming, powerlifting, gymnastics and tennis. Dr. Conenello screened 332 athletes over the course of two days and referred 61 for additional follow-up care. OOFOS donated product to all athletes who were screened.