Healing GB’s top stars
7:50pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 in London Olympics 2012 - Latest News
GREAT Britain’s best athletes could be in the hands of a Leigh physiotherapist at this summer’s Olympic Games.
Sandy Tubby is one of just six physios to have been added to Team GB’s medical staff that was already in place for London’s sporting bonanza.
And she can’t wait to take up the role.
“It will be the pinnacle of my career and I’m incredibly excited about being part of the Olympics,” said Sandy.
“During the Games I will be based at Team GB’s medical headquarters and will be treating anyone who needs it.
“Most teams and athletes have their own physios, but if they need assistance then we will be on hand and I’m sure it’s going to be great.”
Sandy has worked as a physiotherapist for 28 years and has already worked at a number of big sporting occasions.
She was part of the medical team at the 2010 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, the World University Games and the Junior Hockey World Cup.
Tubby has remained involved with England’s international hockey side.
And it was that experience which helped her earn a call up to the Olympics.
“The advert I saw asked for certain qualifications and criteria – one of which was experience of a major games and working in a variety of sports,” said Sandy.
“I think they narrowed down the applications to around a dozen and of those six were chosen to picked alongside the two physiotherapists already employed.
“I was so happy when I found out I had been picked and time seems to be flying by so it won’t be long until the Games begin either.”
>Sandy works as a private physio and can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org