Sportswise bake sale

To support the 30/30 challenge, and help raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK, we are holding a bake sale on Friday 9th October from 10am. All baking donations, large or small, sweet or savoury, will be gratefully received, either on the day or the evening before. But of course we also need you to come along […]

Three peaks… but thirty challenges

The photo here is the view on the way down from the Peak of Ben Nevis.  It is around 8:30pm and the sun is setting on the first day of a Three Peaks challenge – the aim of which is to walk up and down Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon […]

A swollen Achilles and three weeks to go.

When a charity walk left John Taylor injured, with his planned North Downs 100 mile race only three weeks away, the words he feared hearing most from the Sportswise team were, “you might have to sit this one out.”  He told us what happened next: “It was a nerve-racking wait.  Comparing my two ankles, you could see clearly […]

Medical student Merve

In August we were delighted to welcome Merve Dursun from Turkey to spend time with the Sportswise team learning about Sports medicine and physiotherapy. This was part of her elective study from Koç University School of Medicine in Istanbul.  It may seem a long way to come for work experience but sports medicine is a small […]

Maryke in Ethiopia

In the August newsletter we told you about the visit of Olympic Champion Kenenisa Bekele, who came to the Sportswise clinic for two weeks of treatment and rehabilitation. To follow up on his visit, and to oversee his programme, Physiotherapist Maryke Louw has travelled to Addis Ababa.  Overseeing rehabilitation is a familiar role for Maryke but […]