Field Hockey is played on Astroturf
called "the pitch." The Astroturf must be continuously
soaked with water to maintain the speed of the hockey ball. If
the pitch becomes dry, the athletes can experience many strains
and sprains to the calf, hamstring and hip rotators - the #1 injury.
The #2 complaint was of stiff necks
and shoulders as a result of sleeping on dormitory beds and pillows.
The #3 complaint was of blisters and foot discomfort, from the
Olympic shoes provided to all athletes and officials.
USA team doctor how to rehabilitate injuries with massage
Korean athlete who, after being hit over the eye with a hockey
stick and receiving 27 stitches, returned to the game the next
the ice massages required for the calfs and hips of the
Netherlands team that won the gold
the President of the European
Hockey Association, who received his first massage at the clinic,
and how we helped to relieve his sciatica in treatments on that
day and in subsequent visits
the Umpires and Officials from
India, Pakistan, Canada, Ireland, France, Russia, Australia, Tasmania,
Great Britain, Holland and Japan when they presented me with pins
from their respective countries and a ticket to the closing ceremonies.
Olympic Fever is planning to
be a volunteer for the Paralympics and the next summer Olympics
in the year 2000 in Sydney, Australia!