Kent Sport lead physiotherapist Vicky Annis regularly assists British athletes at national and international events. She spent last weekend with England Netball at the U19s camp as they prepared for an international event against Wales U21s. The match was dominated by England and an impressive execution of the training they had completed the following day.
A few days later, Vicky was then on a plane to Abu Dhabi to support the British triathlon team for the first world triathlon series event on the 2017 calendar. Returning to racing after a block of winter training does bring some nerves too and the athletes were certainly itching to race. The majority of the bike and run course were on the F1 racing circuit with dead turns, descending around sharp corners and a back straight with a potential head wind or tail wind. Jodie Stimpson returned to the podium in a close sprint finish with Andrea Hewitt and Tom Bishop also got second place in the men’s race which is such an impressive result and shows the strength and depth that British Triathlon are creating.
The Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic also delivered an injury prevention talk to the Kent County Girls Programme. The standard of girl’s cricket in Kent has really excelled and the girls were extremely motivated to take on board the information. In sport, injuries will happen and it is more about developing skills to minimise risks.
Kent Sport physiotherapist Tom Kenmir has been working with the men’s rugby first team this season. They are having a great season and still in with a chance of winning their league. Each week, Tom has been working with the team 6pm to 8pm which has enabled the team to have consistency with their treatment and follow ups. Some weeks they also see Kent Sport massage therapist Katie Warwick for additional treatment.