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Concussions Across Sport: Advice to Players Leave a comment Read more »

Concussions Across Sport: Advice to Players

Professional football has had an increase in the number of head injuries resulting in concussions, following three recent high-profile incidents involving English Premier League players, resulting in FIFPro’s medical advisor, Dr. Vincent Gouttebage, putting professional football and its concussion policies under the microscope. Tottenham Hotspur’s…


Fiona Pocock: Importance of Positive Attitude to Physical Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Importance of Positive Attitude to Physical Recovery

It has been a while since my last blog on my lessening knee injury and quite a lot has happened. Most of all, my attitude towards my knee has changed and I now no longer see it as an unwanted, stress-inducing part of me. This…


ACL Injuries: Guide to Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention Leave a comment Read more »

ACL Injuries: Guide to Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Everywhere I go these days I appear to come up against an ACL injury. This involves the Anterior Cruciate Ligament; one of the short ligaments that cross (hence ‘cruciate’) inside the knee inhibiting forward movement of the tibia (shin bone). It is also one of…


Fiona Pocock: Week 12 Rehab Milestone Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Week 12 Rehab Milestone

So, I’ve reached my 12 week milestone. This is the point in the rehab process where my new ligament should be fully healed. Healed in the respect that it’s a working ligament now, and no longer the patella tendon it once was. It’s quite astonishing…


Fiona Pocock: Overcoming Muscle Atrophy Leave a comment Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Overcoming Muscle Atrophy

I’ve ticked some great boxes over the last few weeks: – Cycled on a stationary bike – Body Weight Squats – Walking (smooth-ish) without crutches – Ventured on the Underground I have one more week off work and then it’s back to reality. I’m looking…


Fiona Pocock: Recovering from Injury with "Tiny" Goals 2 Comments Read more »

Fiona Pocock: Recovering from Injury with “Tiny” Goals

It was incredible playing again, in my first England appearance, since my injury in September 2010. As I’m sure any nervous athlete understands, all I wanted to achieve was to put in a solid performance and remain calm. Nothing special. Just be cool. And I…


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