Interview with Chartered physiotherapist Pam Gardiner

Pam qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist over 35 years ago and still is passionate about her role working with athletes providing effective injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies. Pam and I paths first crossed when I was a member of the Great Britain rowing team from 2006-09.

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Interview with Dan Highcock: Online training, nutrition coach, Paralympic and pro wheelchair basketball player

In this latest blog, I caught up with Dan Highcock who is now an online training, nutrition coach as well as being a professional wheelchair basketball player in Spain. Not only that Dan and I also competed alongside each other at London 2012 for ParalympicsGB, though not in the same sport.

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Interview with Karen Kyle from Disability Fitness Canada

In this latest blog, I sat down to interview Karen Kyle from disabilityfitness.ca

 

How Long have you been in the Fitness Industry?

 

“I started off as a Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA 10 years ago and became a certified Personal Trainer in 2013.”

 

What was your background before getting into the fitness industry?

 

“For the last 18 years, I have worked as an Independent Living Assistant. Helping persons with disabilities, live as independently as possible within their own homes. I also worked as a deaf/blind intervener for 14 yrs. Both jobs gave me the experience I needed to specialise in my fitness training practice.”

 

Why do you feel that people with a disability have a decline in activity, motivational and individual peer support?

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Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp

He was injured in Afghanistan on January 31st 2010 by an Improvised explosive (IED) and subsequently became a double amputee.

He now takes part in five different sports and of those competes in two of them at elite level. His sports are Para-Bobsleigh, Sitting Volleyball, Cricket, golf and track. He is currently ranked #2 in the world at Para-Bob.

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