Ben Cairns – ‘How quickly things in professional sports can change’

A bit of background Ben sustained a seriously bad tear to his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in a pre season match against Sale Sharks in August 2011.  Ben begins his story leading into his first week of full training at the start of December 2011. Post 1 I came back into full training feeling very confident on my knee, I was so relieved to have escaped the first episodeRead more

Ben Cairns – Road to recovery

On the 19th August 2011, professional rugby player Ben Cairns ruptured his ACL in a pre season match against Sale Sharks. After a couple of set backs Ben is playing for the first time in 15 months on Friday night for Melrose RFC in the British and Irish Cup. Ben has agreed to write about his road to recovery in a series of posts on our blog, with hisRead more

Acute Injury Management – Tracy McAdam

Hi Guys, Today’s topic is ‘Acute Injury Management´.  In my opinion the most important period in terms of minimising the effects of any injury is how it is managed within the first 48-72 hours.  By following these easy steps you can speed up the rehabilitation process by limiting the adverse effects of poor acute injury management.  These tips may not be new, but are essential knowledge guides to anyoneRead more

Olympic Journey – Tracy McAdam (guest post)

Before I get into the nuts and bolts of preventing and managing injuries, I thought I would give you all an insight into my Olympic journey, which seems appropriate given we have all been obsessed with the Olympics lately and the Paralympics are also upon us. It was a process that involved applying to be a ‘Gamesmaker’ back in October 2011.  There were a huge number of applicants, andRead more

The Physiotherapist – Tracy McAdam

We are excited to announce our first guest post by physiotherapist Tracy McAdam. Tracy has just finished a busy couple of months working at the 2012 London Olympics and we cant wait to find out some of her highlights from the games. Tracy boasts a number of qualifications including a Diploma in orthopaedic medicine, BSc Hons Physiotherapy and a MSc Sports Physiotherapy. She now returns to her job asRead more

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