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Physio steps up to a Commonwealth role

Physiotherapist Louise Armstrong is volunteering at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Physiotherapist Louise Armstrong is volunteering at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A physiotherapist from Hemel Hempstead is using her strengths to help world-class athletes competing at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Louise Armstrong, of Woodhall Farm, is volunteering as a first-contact physiotherapist in the medical team for the Rugby sevens at the sporting event, taking place from today in Glasgow.

The 25 year old, originally from Durham, said: “I wanted to be able to help athletes as well as be part of history.

“Physiotherapists are a vital part to an athlete’s performance and physiotherapy has a large role to play in major sporting events.

“I think the Games’ greatest health legacy will be encouraging young children into sport and possibly introducing them to sports that they were unaware of previously.”

The event, officially called the XX Games, runs until August 3 and will feature 4,100 competing athletes.

 

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