Sports lecturer working at Commonwealth Games
02 August 2022
School of Health, Sport and Bioscience senior lecturer Michael Cole is working at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as a sports therapist.
Michael is embedded with the Sports Medical Services team at the Sandwell Aquatics venue, home to the swimming and diving events. Michael is mostly supporting smaller nations who do not have the funding to bring their own physical therapists to the UK.
I previously worked with Team GB between 2010 and 2014, so it has been nice seeing some old faces amongst the coaching and Team England, Wales, Scotland and British Isles squads. It's been great so far. We have run through sports trauma scenarios with the paramedics, consultants, GPs, physios and massage therapists, and providing assessments and treatments, and even watching a little bit of the sporting action."
Michael is a Principal Fellow (PFHEA), a National Teaching Fellow (NTF), and a director on the Board of the Society of Sports Therapists.
Michael leads modules in sports injuries, rehabilitation, and sports trauma management, and specialises in award-winning inclusive teaching approaches and technology-enhanced learning innovation.
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