Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Welcome Sally

We'd like to welcome Sally Fawcett who is joining the team as a new physiotherapist. Initially Sally will be working at the Fairplay Sport clinic on Fridays.

Sally qualified as a physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2008 and has since worked in private practice treating a range of private and NHS patients with a wide variety of ailments, including sports injuries.

Sally is a keen fell and ultra runner who races for Dark Peak Fell Runners. In 2015, she was selected to compete for Great Britain at the Trail World Championships in Annecy over an 86km course with 5200m ascent. This was her first international trail race where she placed a creditable 27th. In the 2015/16 seasons she had wins at the Lakeland 50, the High Peak 40, the Speyside Way Ultra and was 2nd at the Highland Fling 53 mile ultra, a GB selection race.

In 2016 she is also racing for Team Montane and hopes to be selected for GB for the Trail World Championships in Portugal. Prior to taking up trail and ultra running she enjoyed success on the road with bests of 38 mins, 82 mins and 2 hrs 57 mins for 10km, half-marathon and marathon respectively.

We asked Sally to introduce her background as a Physiotherapist and general sports-conditioning expert:

"Prior to qualifying as a Physiotherapist I worked for six years for a large health club as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. I gained a number of qualifications in gym instruction, personal training, core stability, posture assessment and correction, kettle bell and spinning instruction. This interest in health and exercise has continued and complements my physiotherapy assessment, treatment and exercise prescription. I firmly believe in giving patients control of their injuries through exercise regimes alongside hands on treatment. I have attended APPI Pilates Matwork courses and often prescribe Pilates exercises to patients. You would be amazed how many runners need glute muscle strengthening Pilates exercises!"

Mont Baron
"Since graduating I completed a post graduate course in Strength and Conditioning for Runners and now lead weekly Strength and Conditioning Classes aimed specifically at Runners. Speaking personally I find these exercises are critical in allowing me to train and compete over the distances I do - an average week includes 50-70 hilly miles of road, trail and fell running."

"Another particular area of interest is acupuncture, specifically trigger-point release to complement sports massage when treating muscular injuries. To date I have progressed from the Foundation Acupuncture to attend courses in Acupuncture for Myofascial Release, 50 Most Common Acupuncture Points and Trigger Point Acupuncture. I have also completed a Massage for Physiotherapists, and Kinesiology Taping course."

Finishing the World Trail Championships 2015 for Great Britain