Posted by Simon Elliman, Partner
Katrina Hart – Paralympian & Royds Withy King sponsored athlete
As specialists in the causes of brain injury, we understand how conditions like Cerebral Palsy can have a severe impact on a person’s quality of life. But we also know that despite this, when given the correct support, people with a whole range of brain injuries can go on to do amazing things and live successful and independent lives.
So when there is a chance to support someone who has the potential to go on to redefine how people think about Cerebral Palsy, we want to make sure we do everything in our power to help spread this positive message.
People, like Paralympic medallist Katrina Hart, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of three months and is a highly capable and accomplished athlete.
We’ve sponsored Katrina since 2011 and during this time she has gone on to win many medals at an elite level including a bronze for the women’s 4×100 relay at London 2012.
In a recent interview we spoke to Katrina about some of the ways that her sponsorship with Royds Withy King helps her in her training. This has included the purchase of a Compex Machine, which uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscles; “a couple of years ago I purchased a Compex Machine which is used as a muscle stimulant. I use it on my left side as potentiation which basically tries to recruit the muscles that haven’t been used”. We also help to finance trips abroad; “with Cerebral Palsy it’s also important to get heat on the muscles, so a few times a year I go and train abroad, which helps the overall muscles”.
We are proud to help support people like Katrina and be a part of her wider team. For more information on conditions like cerebral palsy visit Birth Injury Information.
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