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John Gripper on Six Nations Rugby

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

Six Nations Rugby started again on Saturday and with our new addition to the Wilmslow clinic, John we’ve asked him to draw on his experiences from working with the Bath rugby team…

January is a slog. Those extra few pounds around the middle gained over Christmas, compounded by long, cold, dark nights can leave people low in energy and mood. Thankfully, it’s the beginning of February and things are looking up! Remarkably, Donald Trump is yet to push the red button and if that wasn’t a cause to celebrate, Saturday marked the beginning of the Six Nations! A magical time of year for any home nations rugby fan! Will England’s coach, Eddie Jones and his boys continue the unbeaten run to record another Grand Slam?!

It’s an intense few weeks and the fact that most players make return to the pitch week after week, is no small feat. Professionals who train and play day in, day out rarely play completely pain-free. The likes of England rugby union players, George Ford and Maro Itoje will have a team of physios, massage therapists and conditioning personnel working tirelessly to help keep them as fresh as possible.

The majority of rugby union injuries we see here at Harris & Ross, are due to the collision nature of the sport; from shoulder dislocations and ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments, to thigh strains and ankle sprains.

Whether you play professionally, amateur club level or representing your school team, we can help you get back in action if you’ve suffered an injury on the rugby pitch.  Our physios, massage therapists, and podiatrists, work in tandem with a conditioning expert and personal trainers to help get you playing again as quickly and safely as possible.


For further information, call us on 0161 832 9000.

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