All things exercise, injuries, treatment & rehab!
What are your aims for PLPR in 2018?
It’s been so great to join the team at PLPR for the last 6 months. I have loved meeting all of the regular patients and working with them to help manage whatever injury they are struggling with. I have treated a lot of new patients at the clinic too, it’s been brilliant to get to know them and treat them from the onset of injury right through to walking out the door fit and healthy. Although I love the company of all my patients, there is nothing more satisfying than helping them get back to level they want and watching them leave injury free! In 2018 I hope to continue to increase the client base and bring the clinic to the attention of more people in the Whitefield area.
Over the past month the team and I have been preparing and developing the plans for the new postnatal “Mummy & Me” exercise classes. I have such a passion for helping mums regain that confidence and fitness they had pre-pregnancy, it can seem really daunting but exercise can make you feel so much better physically, mentally and emotionally! I can’t wait for the classes to start in the next month and to meet all the lovely mums and babies that come down.
Looking further forward into 2018, hopefully these classes can lead to the development of more classes running out of Sedgley Park. I would love to assist in antenatal exercise classes, helping to provide a safe and enjoyable way to exercise during pregnancy no matter what stage the individual is at. We have also been discussing the possibility of starting some chair based aerobic classes for the 60+ age group, reducing the risk of a multitude of health issues, it would also be a great way to help our older population stay mobile and have some fun with friends.
I have also taken over medical provision for the SPRUFC Colts, Minis and Juniors sections, I have really enjoyed meeting all the youngsters and parents who turn up rain or shine on Wednesdays and Sundays. Having an individual to provide pitchside cover and treatment for the under 18’s at the club has helped the club provide more specific treatment for any injuries that occur. I have really enjoyed discussing ways of evolving the fitness and conditioning of players to help them reach their maximum potential with Allan and Ben and hope this will continue into 2018.
What are your personal aims for 2018?
I am getting married! Due to refurbishments I am now getting married 6 months earlier than expected- this is very exciting however has also made me focus so much on March that I haven’t given the rest of the year too much thought!
Despite not having any definite plans I would like to continue to expand my skill set by going on some training courses, as geeky as it sounds I love to learn new treatment methods, skills or exercises that I can use to provide my patients with the best possible treatment I can!
2018 is going to be a year of so many new challenges for me, I can’t wait to see how it goes!