Dr Osman Ahmed, a Lecturer in Physiotherapy, is in Rio this month to support Great Britain’s Cerebral Palsy Football Team. “I’ve been working as a physiotherapist for the Football Association for over ten years. I’ve worked with a number of teams, including the England Amputee Football team, the England Blind Football Team, and now GB’s Cerebral Palsy Football Team,” says Dr Ahmed.
“It’s great to be a part of such an important sporting event and to get to work alongside some of the country’s top athletes. I work with the team to help prevent injuries and provide rehabilitation and support when they do occur in training or on the pitch. We’ve got a tough draw this year – our first match is against the hosts Brazil and our second is against Ukraine, who have one of the best teams in the world, but I think we’ve got a really good chance of doing well and maybe even finishing on the podium.”