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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ARTI in Africa!!

ARTI truely spread its wings internationally earlier this year with a trip to eastern Africa. Certified Athletic Therapist, Declan Monaghan, travelled to Kenya in early January in a therapist role, on behalf of International Athlete Agent, Mr Ricky Simms and his London based athletics agency, PACE Sports Management.

Based in the western regions of Eldoret and Iten - area's synonymous with World distance running dominance - the Meath native worked within the PACE camp of 20-30 world class middle and long distance athletes.

The DCU Athletic Therapy and Training graduate undertook injury assessments, treatments and rehabilitation programming for all athletes over the four week period, in their preperation for the Kenyan National Cross-Country Championships. Athletes treated, included Commonwealth Games, World Championship and Olympic Games medalists as well as a number of world record holders.

Declan stretching one of the athletes.

Deep tissue treatment session in progress in camp

Injury assessment in progress
Declan is now currently back in Kenya for another treatment period in preperation for the  Kenyan National Track & Field Championships and iminent World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea in late August. Keep an eye out for his blog detailing his latest trip in the coming weeks!

In camp rehabilitation

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