Year 11 Sport Science Trip to Moulton College

Jan 07, 2020




On 26th November our Year 11 Sport Science class took part in a visit to Moulton College in Northamptonshire. The aim of the visit was to experience different rehabilitation techniques used to help injured athletes or for people to use in private physio clinics.

We started the day with a tour of the facilities, including the various physiotherapy areas and swimming pool and finished by watching Northampton Town FC train. The next stop on the visit was using a cryotherapy chamber for 3 minutes. The first 30 seconds spent in a chamber at -41˚C and the final 2.5 minutes were in a chamber at -117˚C. The cryotherapy chamber can be used to help a range of injuries by helping to combat inflammation in the body.

The final part of the day was spent using rehabilitation swimming techniques and heat/cold water therapy techniques. Students were able to submerse themselves in an ice bath and heated therapy pools.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the day and got a real insight into how physiotherapy is used to support both athletes and clients in everyday life. As a class, they behaved impeccably and were a credit to Vandyke throughout. Well done to everyone involved on the trip!

Mr Conway, PE Department

Post by Angela