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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After being very lucky to avoid injury for most of my life, once my 20’s approached that all changed, as you will find out in the below videos. However through adversity and negative situations comes new opportunities and insight to change how you look at both injury and life. Recovering from a number of injury […]
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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 […]
Read more "“keeping high personal expectations..but only achieved over time” – Shoulder Injury"
In life it is not important what you have, it’s important what you do! Born in 1976 makes me 36years old. I live together with my wife (Petra) and our three kids (Daan, Roel and Isa) and used to practice Gymnastics in my spare time. In the year 2000 I founded my company e-Quest […]
Read more "“the prize is not the medal…but the applause” – Road Accident Amputee"
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Read more "‘Team Titanium’ subscription about to expire….a lot has been learnt"
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’…
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 […]
Read more "“the journey has been challenging, painful and frustrating but has made me stronger mentally” – Shoulder Dislocation"
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 […]
Read more "“Depression started to set in…the prospect of not playing sport left me feeling bereft” – Knee, Achillies and Elbow injuries."
Debbie 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
Read more "“Wining a swimming gala with my leg in plaster!” – Heel Injury"
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
Read more "“The challenge of everyday life when dealing with injury” – Achilles Tendon"
Paul Bridgland is an Ex-Semi Pro Road Cyclist (averaging 400 miles a week!), as well as being an ex-coach and black belt in Karate. He now is a regular mountain biker and has just got into Skiing, despite suffering arthritis in his hip, which forced hip to have an operation to have his […]
Read more "“Dealing with post operative depressions” – Hip Arthritis"
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 […]
Read more "“I refused to let injury stop me from achieving my goal of winning the world title” – Broken leg and ACL rupture"
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Zoe won bronze in the 2012 paralympics, and SIC caught up with her during the IPC UK Bench Press Championships in Folkestone, Kent, and she told us more about her sporting journey and how she maintains the motivation and health to perform at her best. Its hard work it has took me about 5-6 years […]
Read more "Paralympic Bronze Medallist Zoe Newson – How she got into Powerlifting"
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What was your injury and how did it occur? I suffered a grade 2c fractured fibula in october 2012 What treatment did you receive? I had to have an emergency operation, 8 screws and a plate inserted. I spent 10 days in hospital after complications. What was your rehab and how successful was it? My […]
Read more "“from Injury…some form of opportunity would arise” – Fractured Leg"
Training for my first bikini/bodybuilding competition after losing nearly 3 stone. Hard training and dieting but kept focused as results were amazing and i felt great. Training consisted of 5 weight sessions a week with 2 x sprint sessions (track sprinting, mixed paces I.e 50m 80m etc) 2nd week in to program so im up to 100m […]
Read more "“keep in mind the bigger picture” – Muscle tear"
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Read more "MCL Injury: Day 46"
This thing is starting to drag on. It feels how the NHL lockout felt! It’s now the middle of my 6th week post injury and I’ve had the misfortune of having to become highly educated on the subject of articular cartilage. Blah. Typically, when lay people refer to cartilage damage in…
I was in the middle of a ski season in France when I ski-ed off the side of the piste, and ended up with a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). I was lucky in that my then-boyfriend was with me at the time, and he was able to drive me back to his parents’ house […]
Read more "“One of the most boring weeks of my life – completely unprepared for surgery” – ACL Knee Injury"