Nigel Eckersley

Table tennis player Nigel Eckersley made it through to the last eight in the men’s singles and men’s doubles events at the recent European Table Tennis Championships in Finland. He told us: “my knee was great with no problems. Thank you very much for your help with the treatment you provided.”

Maryke at first European Games

Sportswise’s Maryke Louw is currently at the Baku Games in Azerbaijan, providing physiotherapy for Water Polo, Volleyball, Archery, Shooting and BMX athletes. Maryke sent us this photo of the water polo venue – one of her “workplaces” during the Games. The European Games in Baku are important for every one of the 6000 plus athletes […]

Silver for Faye

Paratriathlete Faye McClelland produced a Silver Medal winning performance in the PT4 event at the recent Besancon ITU World Paratriathlon. This was especially impressive as it was Faye’s first event after recovering from injury.  Great Britain Paratriathlon Head Coach, Jonathon Riall said: ‘It was excellent to have Faye back … and she raced very strongly […]

Eastbourne Tennis

Both Professor Webborn and Dr Baker will be looking after players at the Eastbourne tennis again this year.  The tournament runs from the 20th-27th June and this year it has attracted six of the world”s top ten women players, five former champions, and three Grand Slam champions, including world no. five Caroline Wozniacki. So, if […]

Triathlete Sally Baldwin

Sally is one of a number of Sportswise patients with months of training and competition ahead of them. Building on a successful first year in triathlon when she achieved 4th in the world for her age at the European championships in Edmonton, Sally has qualified to compete this year in the Europeans duathlon event in […]

Invictus Games

Nick Webborn recently returned from the inaugural Invictus Games for injured servicemen, held in the Olympic Park in London in September.  As chief medical officer, Nick has been responsible for organising medical support services for the athletes. Prince Harry put forward the idea for the Invictus games after witnessing the Warrior Games, the US event […]

Gold & silver for Edward

Edward Weston recently brought in to Sportswise the Silver Medal he won at the Jamaica World Tae Kwon-do Championships in August.  Edward, who has been helped along the way by Sportswise physio Luke Carter, competed in the 15-17 under 56 kilos category. His silver medal follows a gold in the British Championships in July. Edward […]

Suzanne’s iron will

When Suzanne Ford-Dunn crossed the finishing line of the marathon it was the end of a very long but rewarding day of competition in the Frankfurt Ironman event. Suzanne has worked hard to recover from injury with help, earlier in the year, from Sportswise’s Doctor Nick Webborn and was delighted to be able to finish the […]

Physios take to the water

Sportswise physio Paul Aston took part in the British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships 2014 at Saunton Sands in August, competing in the open surf swim, board race and board rescue. Paul started competing in Surf Lifesaving after leaving swimming behind in his late teens / early 20’s. He spent a season in Australia training and […]

European Athletics Championships

Nick attended the 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea last week as the IPC Medical Delegate. His role included an overview of medical services provided, managing athlete withdrawals from events for medical reasons and also running the Boosting Control Program. Boosting is a form of performance enhancement, unique to athletes with high spinal cord […]