This session took place court side to the Plymouth Raiders practise session.
To begin, I brought the ultrasound down to the court and set it up ready to ultrasound the player with the Achilles tendon tenderness at the end of practise. Following this, I conducted the warm-up. This time, using the new command drill that myself, the head sports therapist and the other students came up with to avoid the players getting bored of the warm-up. This command drill is one they had done a couple of times in the pre-season, so coaching this was nice and simple. The players were very engaged and seemed to enjoy the change. At the end of practise, the player who a while ago came to me complaining of glute and back pain came back over and complained of the same kind of pain. So, I asked him to meet me in the clinic once I had given ultrasound to the player with the Achilles problem. When giving the player ultrasound, the process went a lot better which restored my confidence. However, I still do feel intimidated treating one of the most valuable players on the team.