Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Greg saves the day

An SSTO Physiotherapist helped save the day at a recent BBC Blue Peter film shoot. Greg Littler was on hand to help new presenter Lindsey Russell through a tough challenge at Preston Gymnastics Club.

Lindsey had been invited to take part in the British Gymnastics programme, which fuses traditional acrobatic tricks with kicks and leaps made famous through martial arts and stunt actors.

She spent two days with a young group of freestylers, learning various tricks with the help of the club's qualified coaches on their bespoke FreeG equipment.

However, the performance was nearly pulled from the show with the demands of filming leaving Lindsey needing Greg's magic touch to successfully complete the challenge.

Greg said he was delighted to be able to help: "I received a call in the morning that Lindsey had been training for her latest challenge and was struggling with muscle soreness. I assisted with Soft Tissue massage, Kinesio tape and advice in relation to recovery and preparation for the event.

"I worked both at the club and prior to the event at Blue Peter Studios at Media City. Lindsey did incredibly well considering it was a completely new type of training and managed to complete the challenge with no issues."

Greg also confirmed UCLan Physiotherapy Clinic has set up a link with Preston Gymnastics Club for our Sports Therapy students to support some of their athletes.

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