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Success – A Double Edged Sword

Success – A Double Edged Sword

As winter approaches and the sporting seasons evolve, I find myself reflecting on the tremendous summer of sport that has now passed; a summer that included European Football championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Ryder Cup. These were in addition to the normal annual events that included Tennis, Motor racing, Cricket and the Southern Hemisphere Rugby Championships. Therefore for anyone interested in sport, there was plenty to choose from, watch and celebrate.Continue reading

A Thought for Rio

A Thought for Rio

Four years ago I had the honour and daunting privilege to be a part of the educational programme for medical staff at the London 2012 Olympic Games. As you can imagine it was not only something to be proud of, but at the time an experience that could have been deemed as having an element of stress; emotions that I’m sure many competitors and support staff will be experiencing as they make their way to Rio.Continue reading

If Prevention is Better Than Cure, Who Prevents the Injuries?

If Prevention is Better Than Cure, Who Prevents the Injuries?

This month Chairman Professor Graham N. Smith thought it would be good to hear from another Officer of The Society of Sports Therapists. So, Vice Chair, Keith Waldon has taken up the mantle and we hope you enjoy reading his thoughts.Continue reading

25 and Counting

25 and Counting

The Society of Sports Therapists is now well into its 25th year and, as such, Sports Therapy as an occupational title reaches the same age. Consequently, it is now obvious that more people know about Sports Therapy and its benefits. Continue reading

Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure and opportunity to visit many of the Universities and Colleges with which The Society of Sports Therapists has collaborative links, to talk to their final year sports therapy students. The aim of the talks is to give the students a perspective of sports therapy in a global context and highlight the opportunities that are available and open to them. It also gives the students an opportunity to ask me questions and allay any concerns....Continue reading

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