SSCs

Year Undertaken:     2012                          Medical Year: Year 4

Doctor:    Dr Phil Riley, team doctor for England U20s rugby and Team Sky Cycling

Where did you do the SSC?:
Due to the nature of sports medicine, the SSC has relatively little clinical experience, but depending on the time of year- there are varying rugby and cycling commitments which you can attend.

What did you do?:
As it was the run up to the 6 nations when I did my SSC, I was able to join the team at their training camp at St Georges Park. The main opportunity with this SSC however, is to spend time learning and writing up a sports medicine project.

What was your write up?:
I wrote up an athlete case report and literature review on Lisfranc injuries.

What did you gain from it?:
I really enjoyed this SSC and spending time with a team doctor helped me to gain insight into his everyday roles. Being present at the camp also demonstrated the different requirements of a team doctor.

 

Year Undertaken:     2013                         Medical Year: Year 3

Doctor:    Dr. John Morgan- Clinical Director of Bucket and Sponge Medical services and doctor to Widnes Vikings Rugby League team.

Where did you do the SSC?:
For the clinical part of the SSC, I was based at the Widnes Vikings training ground/ stadium in Widnes.

What did you do?:
The mainstay of the SSC was a project looking at the use of Adductor strength monitoring to predict injuries. We also went in on the days when only injured players were at the club to see how the medical team assessed and rehabilitated them. There was an opportunity to attend on a match day day and shadow the team doctor from the sideline and in the changing room.

What was your write up?:
A piece of original research into monitoring Adductor strength to help predict certain injuries.

What did you gain from it?:
This was a great SSC because it allowed me to see what kind of medical care professional athletes get, and see how this comes from a multi disciplinary team at all times. I’m also hopeful of having the work I did published or being able to present it at a national conference.

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