12:15pm Tuesday 8th July 2014
THE influx of backroom staff at Sixways continues at pace with the addition of four new faces to the medical department.
Warriors are leaving no stone un-turned in their bid to bounce back from relegation to the Greene King IPA Championship at the first time of asking.
Following hot on the heels of numerous additions to the coaching and strength and conditioning teams, Worcester have now appointed Brooke Robinson (osteopath and rehabilitation co-ordinator), Julie Snow (first team physiotherapist) and Charlotte Robertson and James Scriven (long-term athlete development physiotherapists).
Robinson, who completed an MSc in osteopathy, moves to Sixways from Northampton Saints, while Snow joins after roles with Saracens, Doncaster Knights and Coventry Rugby Club.
Robertson and Scriven will join first team physio John Chaffe and soft tissue therapist Jenny Carter, who have worked at the club for a combined total of 14 years, and will form part of the experienced department, which will be overseen by head physio Mike Lancaster, who begins his ninth season at the club.
Robinson said: “It is impossible to talk to Dean Ryan and Nick Johnston without being mesmerised by the project at Sixways and the opportunity to join the team here was something I couldn’t turn down.
“I will be responsible for managing medical and injury-recovery programmes for players and tying that in to what the strength and conditioning team is doing.
“The staff in the medical department have experience in different areas and that allows players to receive the necessary level of support they need.” Lancaster added: “The club recognises the importance of medical staff to support players and it is a sign of intent to invest so heavily in the department. “It is the most experienced medical department we’ve had at the club since I arrived here and that will only have a positive impact on the services players receive.”
High performance director Johnston said: “It was essential that we built a medical department which is able to offer players the necessary level of long-term support.
“We have created a number of new roles within the department and the added expertise at the club will be key to ensure players are competing at their maximum capabilities.”
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