Monday, September 17, 2012

ARTI at London 2012!

ARTI was proudly represented this summer at, arguably the world’s biggest sporting event, the hugely distinguished Olympic and Paralympics Games, which were held in London during August and early September.

Limerick based therapist, Kathryn Fahy ARTC, was first in action during the Olympic Games. The 2010 DCU Athletic Therapy graduate was a volunteer at the basketball arena in Stratford’s, Olympic Park. Fahy, pictured below, was a ‘Field of Play Team Member’. Her duties involved, ensuring the competition court, warm-up courts, changing rooms and all sidelines were maintained to a high standard, ready for teams during game time, throughout the competition period. She also had a role in maintaining flow about the court, directing athletes and support staff to the correct areas.

Kathryn on court in Stratford.

Meath man, Declan Monaghan ARTC, was next in action, this time during the Paralympic Games. The Dublin based therapist spent 10 days in the Olympic Stadium, volunteering as an 'Emergency First Responder'. His duties involved providing medical coverage and assitance for primarily the stadium’s spectators during the evening sessions of the Paralympic Athletics events.  Monaghan, pictured below, was part of a team of crowd doctors, crowd nurses and fellow therapists providing emergency care over the extent of the games. 

Declan trackside.
Well done to both Kathryn and Declan in gaining selection and playing a part in such an inspiring sporting event.

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