Since then it has been fantastic to hold two roles with Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) as Team GB Physiotherapist at World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles & 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
The overall aim is to make people more aware of their own health needs and signpost people to services they can access locally.
A secondary aim but of equal importance is utilising local volunteers. We work with local health service and university volunteers to undertake screening and provide training on
how to support people with Learning Disabilities; the idea is to create a legacy locally or healthcare practitioners who are more able to meet the needs of those with Learning Disabilities.
I have had the pleasure of working at Healthy Athlete screenings at the World Winter Games 2017 in Graz, Austria, Sheffield and Stirling at the 40th Anniversary Games.