It’s been great spending the last week working in the south of France with the British Sailing Team. One of the athletes I have been working with is Anna Burnet. She is Olympic silver medalist and world champion in Nacra 17 sailing. Back to Hartlepool for next week.
Martin will be heading to the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games to treat the top athletes attending.
Martin will be one of this years headline speakers at TherapyExpo. 🎙
He will be speaking on some of the issues that are being hotly debated as well as the progression of the physio profession as a whole:
“As physiotherapy looks to move towards, and rightly so, an evidence-based practice (EBP) approach, it is that very same EBP research that is dividing the physiotherapy profession. Two camps are emerging between “hands on” and “hands off” physiotherapists. Both cite evidence to support . their stance on the issue and both highlight evidence to refute the opposing view. Is this “Us versus Them” fractioning of physiotherapists in danger of not helping the person central to the treatment process, the patient?” 👨🏻⚕️
Congrats to anyone who took part in this years Great North Run.
If you’re back to training this week, remember to take it easy when recovering.
Head physio Martin Davies will be working with Team GB Sailing in Palma at the end of March.
Lucky for some. Martin has been working with Team GB since 2018. The British Sailing Team is Britains most successful olympic team. As the athletes travel around the world to training camps and sailing competition regattas they need to be kept injury free. The British sailing team have a large sports science and sports medicine team that travel with the athletes. This sports science and sports medicine approach to modern day elite sport is essential in elite sport and ultimately results in them winning more medals than any other team.
As the olympics in 2020 comes ever closer the preparation becomes more critical. Sailing in conditions that replicate those to be raced in at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games gives invaluable experience to the sailers and helps the medical and sport science team and technical sports coaches refine the preparation to ensure everything peaks including the health of the athletes for those two weeks in Tokyo.