Physio plays his part in helping Team GB achieve record medal haul

One of the trust’s physiotherapists has travelled across the world to play his part in helping the Great Britain rowing team win a handful of medals.

Dominic Ellington (pictured centre), a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist, provided support for the team at the World University Rowing Championships.

He played his role in helping the team storm to the top of the medal table with six golds and a silver at the event in Shanghai in China – beating their previous best medal total.

Dominic provides expert physiotherapy to patients across the trust’s sites including as part of Durham University’s sports organisation, Team Durham.

It is through his links to Durham, where the trust runs clinics for students and the public, that he was able to access this level of sport.

He said: “It was fantastic to have the opportunity to provide support for an elite sports team at a world event.

“It was a chance to develop the knowledge and skills I have and bring these back into my role here at the trust.

“It shows what a fantastic set up we have as part of the work we do with Durham University.”

Michael Butler, senior clinical professional at the trust, said: “I’d like to congratulate Dominic for playing his part in helping such an elite team compete at their very top level.

“It’s opportunities like this which are why we have such a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapy team. The trust is able to offer them the opportunities to progress and develop the experience they need right here. Our working relationship with Team Durham is a real success story.”

The specialist team at Maiden Castle in Durham offers physiotherapy for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, joint and muscle pains as well as spinal problems.

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