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.
With My Headington Youth U16’s Football Team
I am a very proud coach & shirt sponsor of Headington Youth U16's Football Team and seeing them win their quarter final against a Witney A League team 3-1 to progress to the semi final of the Oxfordshire FA Youth Cup is one of those days where all the time, money and stress of organising & sponsoring a youth sports team pays off.
I am so lucky to have a team made up from players who enjoy playing alongside their team mates win, lose or draw!
Full use of the props.
Demonstrating the importance of keeping aligned posture when delivering babies.
In full flow!
Stressing the strength of an aligned shoulder joint.
2019 Midwifery Lecture for Oxford Brookes University Midwifery Students
I was honoured to be invited back to Oxford Brookes University to deliver my 'Birthing Positions for Midwives' lecture and workshop for the 3rd year midwifery students.
This was designed by me last year to express the importance of keeping an aligned posture whilst working as a midwife to prevent back pain caused by the various positions midwives work in just prior to graduating and starting on their long and rewarding careers.
Austrian Ironman Medal
Helping my clients to achieve their goals.
It is always wonderful to see my clients achieve their specific goals and today was no exception.
Someone I have been treating to prepare for their first Ironman came in to thank me as they completed the Austrian Ironman under their target time of a very respectful 14 hours with their well earned medal and also to give me a present of Pumpkin oil as a gesture of their appreciation which was so thoughtful and very appreciated.
I am privileged to be able to share in many of my client's journeys and to help them achieve their goals, whether it is winning a medal, completing a race, recovering from an injury or living without postural pain and when they send me a 'finishing line selfie' or pop in to say thanks is just the icing on the cake!
Oxford United FC
Back for my 7th season with Oxford United FC!
It was great to return to Oxford United to work alongside the OUFC medical team after 6 weeks away today.
This time of year the majority of the soft tissue treatment is to help maintain the player's physical condition while they train at an increased level in order to achieve maximum fitness and start the season as strongly as possible.
It is always enjoyable to work alongside the medical team again especially the 'boss' Amy who is the 1st team physio, Spike (who I have had the pleasure of working alongside for the past 7 years) and Nathan the Sports Therapist.
When I return after the pre season break I always find it strange to not see the 1st team players who have left the club but then again it is always nice to greet the new arrivals who will soon become familiar faces and the relationship of athlete/therapist forms where we can both identify what types of treatment they find most beneficial.
My time at Oxford United equates to one full day at the training ground and attending the home matches and is a very rewarding part of my career and it fits in well with my time as a professional Soft Tissue Specialist allowing me time to run my clinic in Headington to treat those who need my help including; professional athletes, semi pro and amateur athletes, recreational sportspeople, office workers for postural pain and absolutely anyone else who would like to benefit from a professional soft tissue treatment/sports massage.
Here's to a successful 2019/2020 season for Oxford United!
I have over 13 years experience as a full time Soft Tissue Specialist and currently enjoying my 7th season as a first team Soft Tissue Specialist for Oxford Utd.