January 28, 2016
One of our physiotherapists, Joseph Maynard, recently gave a talk/demo to athletes from Ultimate Athletics (based in Dubai Sports City).
Joseph is an athlete himself and a coach for Ultimate Athletics, focusing on sprints and middle distance training. His talk was based on the benefits of independent therapy, with the aim to reduce the risk of injury and improve overall athletic performance. He spoke on soft tissue mobility and the mobility of fascia. With the use of rollers, treatment balls and massage sticks, Joseph highlighted the importance of stretching and flexibility, pre and post exercise.
Athletes from varying age groups and levels attended the presentation but everyone gave positive feedback.
Joseph also shared his thoughts on the event, “Giving people advice to help them help themselves is what I enjoy doing; opening their eyes to new ways of injury management and prevention is key to limiting injures and improving their performance. I really enjoyed taking this group session as everyone was really engaging and asking lots of questions!”