I hope you are all keeping well during this second lockdown.
Alongside my private work, I am keeping busy with my time working at Oxford United FC where I am still able to treat the players as part of the medical team made up of dedicated and talented professionals; Amy Cranston (1st team physio), Spike (Soft Tissue Therapist) & Nathan Benjamin Smith (Sports Therapist).
It's so vital to maintain a routine as close to normality as possible, even if there are some restrictions. Fingers crossed that change is just around the corner.
It's great to be back working with the medical team at Oxford United supporting the first team players.
There are a lot of changes respecting the current environment and safety is paramount, but I am so pleased to be able to return to work with the club.
We just need the fans back as soon as possible, as sitting in an almost empty stadium during matches just ain't the same!
My interview regarding the NHS staff regarding my daughter Chloe working as a Paramedic.
Pre-match treatment at Oxford Utd.
Pre-match treatment at Oxford Utd.
Still going strong!
Currently enjoying my 7th season as a member of Oxford Utd's medical team, and 14 years of being a self employed Soft Tissue Specialist with my clinic in Headington!
Now it’s back to business!
After a very exciting night under the floodlights yesterday, it is back to my clinic for the next couple of days before returning to Oxford Utd on Friday to help the team physically prepare for Saturday's league game.
It is always a highlight to share the experience of a large occasion with Oxford Utd, and yesterday was no exception. To see the players all give 100% on the pitch over 120 mins is so rewarding for the medical team, and although the FA Cup run was a nice distraction, it is back to business and concentrate on the league and our aim of promotion this season.
Due to Friday's extra session with Oxford Utd, and I am also attending an athletics meeting on Saturday, mean that my clinic spaces are more limited than usual this week, so please let me know asap if you would like to book an appt.
Today we made time for remembrance at 11am at Oxford Utd with staff and players coming together for a two minute's silence before training commenced.
My Headington Youth U16's also held a minute silence prior to their league match on Sunday.
7th season with Oxford United’s first team and enjoying every minute!
7th season and still going strong!
It has been 7 years since I received a call from Oxford United football club asking me if I could help the medical team provide soft tissue therapy for the first team and it has been a major part of my work ever since!
My work at Oxford Utd fits in very well alongside my private clinic in Headington & my theatre work as I work at least one day a week at the OUFC training ground helping the players recover from their previous game and also to assist with their preparation for the coming fixtures. I also help the full time medical team to support the injured players recovery which can include soft tissue therapy, scar work, fascial gliding therapy and mobilisation.
I also attend home matches at the Kassam stadium where I work alongside the medical team in preparing the players for their fixture which usually includes a lot of soft tissue work and after a couple of hours my work is done and I get to enjoy the game.
I am very fortunate to work alongside a very professional and efficient full time medical team at Oxford United and being able to be a part of such a great team makes my position very enjoyable and rewarding - especially seeing our hard work rewarded when players return from injury and being able to share in the success of the team which so far includes a promotion and 2 Wembley finals and I'm sure that there's lots more to come!