Supporting The SST Transplant Sport Awareness Week

This week is Transplant Sport UK Awareness week. It is being run in association with The Society of Sports Therapists and Transplant Sport UK is a charity we are happy to support. Some of you will be aware that I do some work for The Society of Sports Therapists and act as Chair of the Communications Group. As part of this role and in the build up to the awareness week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Gill Owens, who is an altruistic living donor. Details of the altruistic donor register can be found here.

Take a look at the interview below and hear in Gills own words why she became and organ donor and how she became a transplant athlete.

On Sunday 10th November I will be attending the inaugural Transplant Sport Conference in Coventry. I’m looking forward to learning more about working with these amazing athletes.

This week we are donating a portion of the takings from the clinics to Transplant Sport UK. If you would like to support this cause you can donate via the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sst-transplantsport

Guess Which One’s The British Champion!

It was great to have Scott Lincoln in the other day to go through some of the finer points of the shot put (well no points, it is round after all). My student Amelia and I even got a couple of practice throws in!

It’s really important to find these opportunities for students and help them to gain an understanding of some of the less well known sports.

As Sports Therapists it’s really important to gain an insight into the strength and power required in the sport. By understanding the sports of the athletes we treat, we are more able to assess and treat them effectively. Shot put is tough and requires a great deal of timing and skill (perhaps not so evident in the videos) and is a drive of power from the ground up, finishing at the finger-tips.

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There’s a British Champion in these videos and pictures, but I’ll leave it to you to decide which one of us that is…