North Devon Physio Case Studies

We put together a selection of case studies to show how North Devon Physio can make a difference to people's injuries.

 


 

Maia Dart

Maia is ranked in the UK top 10 for her age group in Javelin.
 
She has been selected to represent Devon 3 times at the English Schools National Athletics Championships and won a Bronze medal representing the South West at the U17 UK School Games in 2016. She has previously been County Champion and South West Champion.
 
Maia started to experience right shoulder pain and lower back pain at the end of the 2016 season and despite a winter break from throwing and focussing on strength and condition training, the injuries continued to flare up during practice throwing.
 
There have been a number of benefits to Maia being treated by Jane:
 
  • Being an elite level athlete herself, Jane understood the mental side of my injury and was able to really help me cope with a period of rehabilitation whilst still focussing on my goals for the upcoming season.
  • I was able to understand the impact that posture and alignment can have on the efficient way my muscles work. I previously had a focus on developing the major muscles for the brutal physical nature of my sport and Jane made me realise the importance of training the smaller muscles, particularly around the shoulder joint.
  • It took me a while to appreciate that Physio is more important for prevention rather than accessing it when injury occurs.
My 2017 season started in May - a month later than I anticipated - but I am throwing pain free; have won 2 bronze medals at the UK Javelin Carnival at the end of May and have been selected to represent Devon Schools at the English Schools National Athletics Championships in Birmingham in July.
 
I now incorporate my physio exercises into my regular training schedule and I am looking forward to a long career in a physically demanding sport.   

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