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Date: 13 June 2021

Time: 14:49

Emma Batchelor, Consultant Physiotherapist at QEHB

Physio helps England win Hockey bronze

Story posted/last updated: 08 January 2014

Emma Batchelor, Consultant Physiotherapist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), recently returned from Argentina where she helped the England Hockey team win a fantastic bronze medal.

The World League Final saw England beat the hosts 4-2 in a dramatic shoot-out in Tucuman.

The competition decides which teams will qualify alongside the Continental Champions and Hosts for the future Olympic and International Hockey Federation World Cups.

England Hockey team in Argentina

Emma has a track record in supporting medal-winning teams after helping the Great Britain women’s hockey team win a bronze medal at the London Olympics, their first Olympic hockey medal for 20 years.

Emma, who previously worked as a physiotherapist with England Netball, said: “The tournament in Argentina was a good test at this stage of our Olympic cycle and the bronze medal was well deserved. The challenges of playing at temperatures often reaching 40°C meant we had to ensure the team were kept well hydrated and recovered well, along with normal management of injuries and maintenance work carried out by the sport science and medical staff. The next competition sees me travelling with the team to America in February for matches against the USA and New Zealand in preparation for the Hockey World Cup in Holland in June 2014.”

Emma is a consultant physiotherapist and works alongside Dr Leon Creaney within the hospital’s Sport and Exercise Medicine service. For more information about the NHS service, please visit the Sport and Exercise Medicine pages.

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