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Expert physio care at international CrossFit event

Jun 13, 2017

Dale with CrossFit JST
Dale with CrossFit JST

Physiotherapy lecturer Dale Walker travelled to CrossFit Regionals Meridian in Spain with an international team of therapists to keep athletes at the event in peak condition.

CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness programme incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise, including gymnastics and power lifting.

Dale said: “We were dealing with athletes from all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

"My previous career as an Army Physiotherapist has prepared me well for these busy and stressful situations, where we are treating athletes back to back with any number of injuries. My language skills also came in handy."

CrossFit athletes from all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East competed for the title “Fittest on Earth.”

CrossFit JST from Wigan emerged victorious in the event and became the first UK team to qualify for the CrossFit Games – taking place in Madison, USA later this year.

Find out more about the event here