Physios support first Sporting Senior Games

Physiotherapists helped military veterans who took part in the UK’s first Sporting Senior Games, held in Glasgow on 19 September.

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Military veterans compete in a static cycling race

The games were open to older people living in care homes who competed in a range of activities, including basketball, static cycling and a wheelchair obstacle race.

The ex-service men and women came from homes run by Erskine, a Scottish charity that provides care to veterans.

Janet Leith, Erskine’s head physiotherapist, said: ‘The games have brought many benefits to our residents. These include increased confidence, improved physical fitness and mental wellbeing and the chance to mix with different people to have fun.’

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by Robert Millett

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