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:
I’m really pleased to announce that Amelia Gill is joining Ed Pratt Sports Therapy! I’m really excited to be working with Amelia, she brings with her a great work ethic and patient centred focus. Amelia spent some time working in the clinics as a student and for me it was a no brainer, when she applied after she had qualified. Amelia graduated with a masters degree in Sports Therapy in 2017, which she completed whilst finishing her time in the military.
Amelia Gill, MSc, MSST
Amelia served 6 years, with 4 as a physical training instructor, she therefore brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in exercise prescription. Take a look at her full bio on the about page.
Amelia will be starting officially in September and working out of the Bedale clinic two afternoons a week. Before the official start she will be covering a couple of days for me whilst I am on annual leave – Friday 10th August at Northallerton and Wednesday 15th August at Bedale. The slots are available via the online booking portal.
I’d like to welcome Alex Fawkes to the Ed PRatt Sports Therapy Team. Alex is a sports therapist and member of the Society of Sports Therapists, she graduated from Teesside University with a degree in Applied Sports Science, which she followed up with an MSc Sports Therapy. Since graduating Alex has worked with the RAF snowboarding team during 2011 in France.
Involved in sport from a young age Alex competed at figure skating to a national level and was part of the Torvill and Dean “Ice Adventures” tour. In her spare time Alex can often be seen at a climbing wall somewhere or generally outdoors with husband Dan and their dog.
Interesting blog by Astre Sports Therapy about the difference between sports therapists and physiotherapists. Main points: different training and there are great physiotherapists and sports therapists out there, so get recommendations!