Trent Bridge physio Mike Brownlow says that his work with elite speed skaters has had a big impact on his professional development.

His role with the Great Britain team sees him travel to six World Cup race meetings per year on secondment from his full-time role in the physio clinic on the ground floor of the Radcliffe Road centre.

“There’s a great team environment and it’s rewarding to be part of something so successful. The sport is dominated by Korea and Canada but Great Britain are closing the gap,” said Mike.

“The physios can work for up to 14 hours on competition days which takes its toll but it’s very rewarding and it’s helped me professionally.

“Speed-skating isn’t a professional sport but there is a grant system in place which allows potential medal winners to dedicate time to their training. Jon Eley has won a gold medal at a World Cup competition and the British skaters are becoming more and more competitive.”

Mike is studying for a Masters qualification at Nottingham University having graduated from Leeds Met with a First Class degree.

He spent 18 months in the NHS before joining Nottingham Forest as Academy Physio before he moved to the Trent Bridge clinic in 2006.

The Trent Bridge physio clinic is located on the ground floor of the Radcliffe Road complex and is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Sports rehabilitation, back and neck pain relief and acupuncture are offered as well as Sports Massage and Beauty Therapy. To book an appointment email or call 0115 9823038.