Dancers and pregnant ladies, it all seems a far cry from my Saturday job! around twelve years ago somebody asked if I would cover a rugby game for a local team, I didn’t really fancy it but didn’t mind to help out a friend. Twelve years on and I’m still lead physio for Ponteland RFC, they have even got me playing with the Ponteland Tigers Ladies team! I also provide support for Northumberland and Cumbria County RFU games across the age groups and have covered all kinds of sporting events as an immediate care practitioner from Netball Superleague to Northern league football, American Football to Breakdancing. I enjoy being at the sharp end of things and undergo regular training updates to support this.
If I’m not on the go myself I can get a bit grumpy (or so I’m told!) so I love trying different sports and having a go at things. Fitting exercise in around the kids can be tricky but I usually try to get my heart rate up with a bit of netball, running or cycling and recently completed a virtual triathlon. My latest new sport has been horse riding, it has been really interesting to help me understand what is required from a body on a horse and is already influencing rehab plans for my patients.
When can I get back to?…….Will I be fit for?….. these are the questions that I get asked most with athletes. I want to help you understand your injury so you can maintain as much of your training routine as your injury allows. I can advise if areas of training need modifying for short periods, suggest alternative methods of training and work with technique to optimise performance for both injury prevention and rehabilitation. Working with your technical coach, personal trainer or whoever else is involved with your care to optimise results.
1-1 or group injury prevention strategies
Immediate care pitch-side support
Sports Injury Assessment, Diagnosis Treatment
Sport Specific Rehabilitation
From immediate on-field injury management to getting you back on the pitch...