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Clitheroe therapist returns from Commonwealth Games

Sports Therapists Nicola Dinsdale and Natalie Broom at the opening of NJD Sports Injury Centre in Clitheroe

Sports Therapists Nicola Dinsdale and Natalie Broom at the opening of NJD Sports Injury Centre in Clitheroe

Sports therapist Nicola Dinsdale is back at her Clitheroe clinic after a week away as a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

She was happy to give up her valuable time to help athletes from many countries reach their physical peak for the big event.

Nicola (28), is head sports therapist at the clinic established by her dad Nick Dinsdale, the NJD Sports Injury and Bikefit Centre, Lincoln Way, Clitheroe.

She volunteered to be a therapist at the Poly Clinic next to Celtic Park, scene of the spectacular opening ceremony.

“Some of the smaller countries in the Games only have a small medical teams or none at all, and that’s where the volunteers helped,” said Nicola.

“The clinic offered them all kinds of services, such as massage, injury treatment, dentists, opticians, X-ray and an MRI scanner.

“It was a drop-in centre, and we got athletes coming in before and after events. Some came back afterwards to show us their medals, and it was good that we were part of the team that helped them to succeed.”

Nicola, who attended Ribblesdale High School and Clitheroe Royal Grammar School 6th Form Centre, went on to study at Teesside University and gained her MSc at Salford University.

 

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