I have been in contact with members of the Royal Navy field gain team and I have booked in clients for sports massages. I have also sold 30 t-shirts for my company Contact Front Rehab. The next goal is to
Field gun is an old traditional Royal Navy sport. It originates from 1988, at the Second Boer War, where at the Siege of Ladysmith, the Royal Navy transported guns from the ships HMS Terrible and Powerful to the town of Ladysmith to provide support to the besieged British Army. This involved the Sailors carrying the six field guns, each weighing half a tonne, over challenging terrain.
In remembrance of this the Royal Navy since 1907, has held an annual Royal Navy Field Gun Competition which evolved into what is now called the Brickwood’s Competition. Although the competition originally was only open to only the Navy, this has changed and is now open to all British forces with the fastest time belonging to the REME of a 1.17.03. The sport has evolved for safety reasons over the years and the modern version involves a race while transporting a field gun with the physical challenges of switching the wheels, lifting the timber, and unhooking the gun. The gun must be fired off with blanks.
Because of Field Gun being such a physical sport, requiring speed, strength and power, injuries are predominantly high. The teams only have restricted access to the gun a few weeks before the competition and therefore there is a high prevalence of overuse injuries, impact, and crush injuries.
Today was the day of the competition and therefore I spent most the day at briefings, setting up the track and preparing the athletes. The majority of the athletes required stretching and sports massage in the morning. I was able
My main aim of today was to work on my time keeping when treating my patients. Because of the amount of athletes to rehabilitates, I am only able to set a certain amount of time for each of the clients.
My main objective today was to gain information from my supervisor on employment after my university degree. I am in the second year of my studies and I have only got one more term, before I am looking for employment
My main aims for today was to network and increase my contacts within the Armed Forces, to hopefully open opportunities for myself later on in my career. I have known of sports rehabilitators and physio’s who have been offered paid
Before the start of the day I felt excited to be able to get more experience in sports taping and apply the new stretching methods that I was shown yesterday. The day started busier today with most of the team
Today was the first day of working as a Sports rehabilitator for the Royal Navy field gun Team. There were four teams, with allotted times on the track of 45 mins and therefore the athletes were on and off the