Taking Flight

“It’s been almost 2 years since I have been able to run anything of significance at my own level. A series of injuries, started a downhill spiral in March 2017. It’s been a real battle, the pain levels when trying to get back have been too high, the poor discipline to manage an injured body have taken a toll. As time goes on its easier to make excuses, sure pain is pain, but what to do to overcome it. 2019 is the year, fitter, stronger, happier and injury free. Well that’s the plan and with the Help of Nikki Wynd and the team at RISE Performance Rehabilitation Healthcare Leigh, Luke, Annie, Liz along with my local Chiropractor Integrity Chiropractic Dr. Andrew Carroll I am aiming for the sky. It’s started, sure 5km walks are a long way from 240km runs, but I can remember when a 5km walk was too far. The time is NOW...start reaching for the sky”

- Brett Saxon

A little bit more about Brett…

So, Brett first became aware of RISE way back in 2017 but it wasn’t until December of 2018 that he was introduced to Physiotherapist Luke Dowse, that they started working together. The process began with a few investigative appointments, with a multiple of RISE clinicians, to see where Brett was at in terms of injuries and reduced/restricted exercise ability.

It seems as if Brett intended to have a book written about him alongside Lemony Snickets “A Series of Unfortunate Events” novels, as his list of injuries is one that will make you feel good about your ‘bad knee’; a foot sprain, 5 broken ribs, a broken shoulder and several neck and shoulder related injuries attributed to snowboarding may seem daunting to some but has left Brett still in a positive mindset to be back on track with his training which at RISE is something we love to hear from our clients.

Currently Brett is being guided through his rehabilitation predominantly by physio Luke and podiatrist Liz in the aim to address both shoulder and foot injuries, keeping him on the track, and with a recent return to training, Myotherapist Annie has also been aiding the road to recovery through several muscle related tightness’ in keeping Brett going like he used to.

Prior to the numerous injuries, running was a true passion. A passion that he has had the pleasure of instilling in others through the brand Trailsplus, which helps to organize trail running events within the community, often with the aim to raise much needed funds for those that deserve it. Be it Half-Marathon, Marathon, and in recent years (prior to injury) Ultra-Marathon events through organizing and running himself.

That is the main goal for Brett. To catch those shadows of his former self. Be able to be involved more, and get himself back on the right track. 5km at a time.

We look forward to keeping you updated on Brett’s journey so stay tuned!

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