Olympics

At Croydon Physio, we’re pleased to let you know that a number of our team have worked with Team GB. We’ve also looked after a number of top athletes, including International tennis players, weightlifters, sprinters, and long distance runners, as well as many athletes from other sports too.


Rio 2016

Tim will be away during the latter part of July and the first three weeks of August. He will be a volunteer physiotherapist for the organising committee based in the medical centre in Athlete’s Village, Olympic Park, in Rio.

Baku 2015

Tim was lucky enough to be one of 60 physiotherapists who were flown to Baku, Azerbaijan for the European Games. Although the Games was not well publicised in the UK, it was very popular in Eastern Europe and Russia and the oil-rich Government of Azerbaijan spent a reported $7billion on the games, with 6000 athletes and 20 sports including athletics, swimming and gymnastics. It is the first time a European Games has been held, and it really was a very well run event.
Tim was based in the Medical Centre Polyclinic in Athlete’s Village, and treated many athletes from most of the European countries.

Glasgow 2014

Both Tim and Jack were volunteers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. It was a great event, and Glasgow is a beautiful city. Tim was based at Scotstoun Stadium as one of the Lead Physio’s, and Jack was based as a physiotherapist in the medical centre in Athlete’s Village. Both Tim and Jack had a great time and learned a lot as well as gaining lots of experience treating elite sports people.

London 2012

Croydon Physio had a number of clients who competed at the Olympic Games 2012. These are athletes who are all fully funded, and use the team at Croydon Physio to keep them in shape. Some of these athletes come in multiple times per week to keep them injury free through the season.


OLYMPICS #01
James Ellington

James is currently Britain's top 200m sprinter going into the Olympic Games, having won the British Championships in 2012. He is also a full member of the 4x100m British team. Tim was in Geneva with James in 2012 when he had one of the most important races of the season, gaining the Olympic A-standard qualification time.


OLYMPICS #02

Lawrence Okoye

In 2012, Lawrence threw the 4th longest distance in the World going into the Olympics – not bad considering he was only 20 years old! He is the current British record holder, and British champion. Lawrence started seeing us while he was a junior, and we helped him progress to seniors and then the Olympics. During the off-season, he comes into the clinic regularly, and in-between competitions during the season.


OLYMPICS #03

Abdul Buhari

Croydon Physio have been looking after Abdul since 2005. In 2010 he won the British Championships, and this year threw over 65m to qualify for the Olympic Games. He is immensely strong and a very loyal patient who we looked after for many years.


Casey Stoney

Casey has been a client of Croydon Physio that started at Addington Palace in 2005. She is the Chelsea captain, and recently became Captain of the GB team for the Olympic Games.

OLYMPICS #04


Other Croydon physiotherapists involved in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Matt Lawrence
Matt was our Lead Physio at the Mitcham branch, and was lead physio for the Men’s GB Goalball team. Matt went to the Paralympic Games with full accreditation.

Emily Parry
Emily was also one of our Lead Physio’s and was volunteering at Eton Dorney for the rowing, in the Paralympic Games. Emily works at the Mitcham branch and the Carshalton/Sutton branch.

Sarah Kursawe
Sarah was our Lead Physio in Croydon between 2006 and 2011 and was a Lead Physio for UK Athletics specializing in Paralympics, who also went to the Paralympic Games.

Winter Olympics, Vancouver, 2010

Tim Allardyce, Clinical Director of Croydon Physio, volunteered to be part of the Ghana Ski Team, and assisted the team with training camps in Val Di Femme in Italy, and Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, before travelling with the team to the Winter Olympic Games. Tim and the team were based in Mount Washington for around 7 days prior to the Olympics, before moving to Pemberton, about 1 hour north of Whistler, and then when the games started, the team was based in Whistler itself. During competition, Tim was based in Athlete’s Village.
The Winter Olympics was an incredible experience, life-learning time for Tim. No extended work trip is ever easy, but the life journey was good, and there were many incredible and positive experiences.