Rehab - Surrey PhysioUnfortunately, around 6 months ago following a summer break, I sustained an injury to my lower back. Having fought against various minor back problems, I knew this one was much more significant. The injury occurred during my fourth session whilst in the gym lifting a lightweight. Thankfully, a few weeks later I was put in contact with Tim Allardyce at Surrey physio, by the British team physio. For years previously I had physio support from the University of Portsmouth, which is now not accessible from South East London. A few weeks into my treatment, Tim agreed to sponsor me. For anyone who has required physiotherapy, or similar, this meant I could save a large amount of money that would continue going towards my skiing. Tim saw that I was majority self-funded and wanted to see me back on skis competing. The good news... following an MRI scan and seeing numerous consultants disc issues, there wasn’t any major back problems. The bad news... the pain persists, however to a far less degree. For more info about Surrey Physio head here.
Back in the Mountains
At the time of writing this article I am out training in Crans-Montana, Switzerland accompanied by The Cross Collective (TXC) ski cross academy. There have been tremendous improvements in my back’s capacity since last training in November. Below I have included a few videos of training so far, here in Switzerland. I am taking my recovery on a week by week basis and hope to be back competing later this season.
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