21 Scarva Street, Loughbrickland, Banbridge, BT32 3NH
I had a knee injury in February 2009 which was still giving me trouble and preventing me from playing even 6 months post injury- I was advised to see Caroline and after being assessed running was prescribed functional orthoses from her which immediately cured my knee pain and 2 years on from the injury I have still never had any further trouble with it and wear the orthoses all the time.
I’ve had problems with my feet for years and has recently led to me being ruled out of European and Asian competitions. I went to see Caroline after being diagnosed with Tenosynovitis of the peroneal tendon sheaths and previous stress fracture injuries to the shin. This was caused by constant sharp turning at speed; as my foot would always roll in on itself. From the first assessment to this present day the service has been fantastic. The delivery of the orthoses to Europe was very fast and the time to get used to the orthoses was very quick. They fit perfectly in my hockey shoes and withstand playing at high intensity on water. I have not had a problem with my foot since being given the orthoses.
I had the orthotics made after suffering a stress fracture in my left foot. Since I have started to use them there has been no trouble whatsoever with my feet and they have also helped a lot of other problems.
I used to suffer a build up of back pain and often quite bad blisters on my feet from my rugby boots, but ever since I began using the orthotics these problems have yet to resurface.
Big thank you to Caroline Spencer and the Loughbrickland Clinic!
Alex plays for the Irish U20s in the current 6 Nations and the World Cup- Queens Rugby Club RFC and in Ulster Rugby Academy.