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Emily Middleton

Sports Therapist

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Emily graduated from the University of Hertfordshire this Summer 2023, with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree. 

 

With a keen interest in all things sport related and having competed in various different sports throughout her life, Emily understands how injuries can affect individuals from both a physical and psychological perspective. Passionate about sport and helping those within it, a career as a Sports Therapist was a perfect fit.

 

Emily has worked with professional and non-league football teams in addition to her experience gained working within various sports injury clinics.

 

She is passionate about supporting sportspeople of all levels towards their goals, whether this be preventing and rehabilitating injuries or maintaining current levels of performance. Taking time to understand the various factors in an individual’s life that can influence progress towards these goals, she has the individual in mind when working with clients.




 

Q&A with Olivia

What is the best thing about being a sports therapist?

Making positive differences to peoples’ lives and getting to work with such a variety of people.

What sports are you interested in?  

Football and tennis are my main interests but I enjoy watching any sport really!

 

What sports do you do?

I go to the gym regularly to keep myself fit and would love to try padel tennis!

What is your favourite muscle and why?

The adductor (groin) muscle group as they serve an important role in providing both stability and mobility to the lower body during daily activities and sporting actions, especially. Injuries to these muscles are amongst the most common type of injury in sports like football, highlighting the importance of keeping them strong.

 

What is your favourite joint and why?

The ankle - it is a very interesting joint due to all of the different structures surrounding it that allow the joint to function properly, and well-functioning ankles can contribute to the prevention of injury at other joints as well as enhance sports performance.

 

What is your favourite stretch for the body?

The Cat-Cow stretch because it is simple and promotes movement through various regions of the spine which is important for everyone, whether that be athletes or non-athletes.

Who is your favourite sportsperson at the moment and why?

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal were two of my inspirations growing up and remain to be some of the most successful sportspeople of all time, achieved through their continued hard work and determination.

What are your sporting goals?

  • Continue to develop my strength and fitness in the gym

  • Give reformer Pilates a go!

You are stranded on a desert island and are only allowed to have three things with you - what are they?

  • V-shape pillow

  • A lifetime supply of Cadbury’s chocolate

  • Airpods

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