When I wrote my application to the LUTSF, I made a request to travel for two reasons. Following surgery for a serious multiple muscular-skeletal injury I wanted to undertake an intensive hands-on rehabilitation programme delivered by world class practitioners based in Colorado Springs.
I wanted to further develop my understanding, expertise and practice in the area of manual therapies and dance injury medicine so that I could expand my ability to treat others.
The rehabilitation I had in Colorado Springs was incredible and invaluable for me in learning to help others. I had top world class practitioners both treating me and teaching me. I am no longer injured and this year for the first time since my injury I performed again.
Having passed the gruelling training programme with distinction I now lecture on working with dance and injury, run my own clinic in Leeds and continue to work internationally. With the help of the LUTSF, I have been able to establish a duel career. I can now confidently dance again and help other dancers to keep dancing.
Photo credit: Lauren Pisochet. Dancers Jenni Wren and Phil Sanger