With the amount of training Lucy has to do for her kayaking I am always concerned that she might come home broken one day.
This turned out to be the case when she came home from a ski training camp this spring. The trip was primarily cross-country skiing to help with the aerobic fitness training for her kayaking. On the last day Lucy went snow boarding and had a couple of pretty heavy falls.
On arriving home she complained of a headache, so we all presumed she had concussion but during the week she did not improve and could not train at all or do any of her studies.
This Was Not good.
After talking through her fall, I realised that she might actually be suffering more from a whiplash type injury, so I phoned Steve Kirby who had recently been recommended to me by a friend who had suffered a serious fall from her horse.
She had said “Get Lucy to see Steve he’s a miracle worker!” She was not wrong. After one session Lucy’s headaches were gone she could move freely, not even realising that she had in fact been quite stiff and restricted in her movement even prior to skiing.
It was like a huge dark cloud which had threatened to ruin her whole season and possibly career had been swept away.
After 2 days she was back in her boat and back to gentle training and then back to Nottingham, for full training within a week of her being home.
Result and huge relief all round. It’s was quite hard to keep Lucy Thinking positively before seeing Steve as she thought her season was ruined before it had begun.
All I can say is a huge thank you from me, for not only correcting physical issues, but this has a knock on effect on the mental attitude .
“Now she has a belief that yes she can train hard again and achieve her goals. Some things are meant to be and without her fall we may never have met Steve who has sorted out a lot of longstanding issues which we would otherwise not have known about.”