“Being told I can no longer run…one of the hardest things Ive dealt with” – Hip FAI syndrome

Raising awareness of Hip FAI Syndrome Catherine Dale (33), Runner diagnosed with Bilateral Hip FAI (Femoral acetabular impingement ) & early onset of Hip Arthritis I wanted to share my story about my love for running, injury (hip FAI syndrome), surgery, osteoarthritis and the realisation that at 33 years old I am now a ‘retired’ runner, who […]

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“keeping high personal expectations..but only achieved over time” – Shoulder Injury

Pierre Petit – Skiing, Kneeboarding, Wakeboarding, Climbing… fun! Since I can remember I have always had some kind of sport on my mind, much to the annoyance of my PE teachers these sports weren’t normally football, basketball or cricket, more likely to be waterskiing, skiing, or mountain biking. Then I turned 14, in my home […]

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‘Team Titanium’ subscription about to expire….a lot has been learnt

Originally posted on Sarah Kingdom Wakeboarder:
It’s the end of an era, the bitter-sweet conclusion of a near 7 year ‘bionic’ relationship. We were forced upon each other, learned to live with each other and grew as we learned a heck of a lot because of our time together.  At the end of January, my original subscription to ‘Team Titanium’…

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“the journey has been challenging, painful and frustrating but has made me stronger mentally” – Shoulder Dislocation

Helen Rose (32) – Hockey player Having played hockey a club level for my entire teenage years I was fit and loving my sport. I was due to go to Loughborough University and very excited about carrying on with my hockey there. However, this was not meant to be as a serious hockey injury when […]

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“Depression started to set in…the prospect of not playing sport left me feeling bereft” – Knee, Achillies and Elbow injuries.

My Story – Toni Marsh – Hockey Player I decided to take up hockey at the age of 34 after am 18yr break. I had previously enjoyed hockey as a teenager and since my son had taken up the sport a few years prior I was itching to pick up a stick again. Trouble was […]

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“Wining a swimming gala with my leg in plaster!” – Heel Injury

Debbie Burton_Ruptured Heel Tendon_Mountain BikingDebbie Burton is a national level mountain biker, who ruptured her tendon in her heel, yet still managed to win a swimming gala with her leg in plaster!! (covered in a water shield)

She talks about re-assessing her expectations after injury, and coming to terms with how long rehab and recover can take – let if you do it right there is no reason why you can go back to enjoying the sports you love

What motivates her is the focus on enjoying her sport in the moment

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“The challenge of everyday life when dealing with injury” – Achilles Tendon

Jane Batchelor_Achillies Tenson_Netball/Skiing

Jane Batchelor is an ex PE teacher who has always enjoyed a range of sports.

However she fully ruptured her Achillies tendon when playing netball, and had an operation the same day to re-connect it.

Here she talks about how everyday life became a challenge, and because she was determined not to take the time off work, subsequently found it hard to find the time to complete all the rehab exercises she should have done (due to both lack of time and energy)

She advises how in hindsight she should have taken the time off to allow her self to recover fully, as the achillies is still a weak area for her, despite now being fully back to her sport and regularly going skiing, mountain biking and playing netball

She also discussed her experience of suffering an ongoing bad back as a result of returning to sport too quickly after child birth.  However after seeing a physio and completing very simple but regular exercises, she is now fully recovered and no longer suffers stiffness in her back

In this second video Jane gives practical tips which she learnt as a result of the achillies injury, and recommends the Aqua Shield waterproof cast cover for those who want to swim as part of their rehab, or even just to make bathing much easier!! http://www.aquashieldusa.com

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“I refused to let injury stop me from achieving my goal of winning the world title” – Broken leg and ACL rupture

Sarah Kingdom is a Pro Wakeboarder, and is currently the ranked Number 1 in the World Ranking for the Masters Women’s Category However despite her achievements, Sarah has not been without her share of injuries, including a double left leg fracture resulting in a lower leg nail, and a snapped right ACL requiring a knee reconstruction!  And […]

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