Physiotherapist tests her skills on the volleyball court

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Nichola Carrington with (left) George - a doctor from Epsom and (right) Steve - a physiotherapist from Newcastle

Clinical lead physiotherapist, Nichola Carrington, has returned to work following her time volunteering as a physiotherapist for indoor and beach volleyball at the London 2012 Games.

In her day job, Nichola works in the Bowley Close community rehabilitation centre – part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ community services directorate – with patients who have had amputations. She said: “It was very different from my usual job. I took some courses beforehand to enhance my skills in sports physiotherapy,” she said. “I worked with the athlete medical team looking after the athletes, technical officials and referees. I was able to sit court side as part of the ‘field of play medical team’ for some of the matches – so I’m really into the sport now!

“It really was an unforgettable experience, and the atmosphere was incredible. One of the highlights was when Great Britain ladies volleyball team won against Algeria and witnessing their response and celebrations with their families and of course the crowd. I learnt so much and worked with an amazing team of people.”

Last updated: August 2012

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