6 months prior to race day I was sitting in the orthopaedic surgeons office discussing options for my damaged and painful knee. Surgical success rate was only 10% (and I didn't want to go under the knife for a procedure with so little success!).
The other option was to strengthen and retrain the muscles around my knee joint to improve its functioning. Employing my knowledge and post grad qualifications in strength rehab and conditioning, I designed a training program to get me functioning back at my full capacity pain free.
I competed in that race and qualified for The World Championships.
Rehabilitation is a non negotiable for restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximised results.
Katie Nilan is a podiatrist who is passionate about what she does. She has written for the Australian Women's Health Magazine & was awarded "Pride of professionalism and services to Community Award" by Sydney Rotary. She has represented Australia in 3 sports: swimming, triathlon & surf lifesaving.