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Thanks Simon Westgarth

Post by Ashley_Ainsworth » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:49 pm

I spent yesterday on the Upper Dart with Simon- this was my first real paddling since dislocating my shoulder in June in France. Simon has really helped me start to build my confidence again- his calm, task focussed coaching really succeeding in taking my mind off my nervousness and allowing me to start to find my flow again.

Unfortunately my shoulder popped again the first time I had to brace in anger (thanks again Simon for helping me get it back in so quickly!), so I now have a lot of work to do in getting it fit for purpose again. As soon as it's stronger I will be back to continue the excellent learning I started yesterday.

Highly recommended coaching in an amazing part of the UK, thanks Simon.

Ash

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Post by scottdog007 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:58 pm

your not after a free shirt are you? :-)

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Post by Ashley_Ainsworth » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:02 pm

Oooo- free shirt?? Yes please!!

No- in all seriousness: credit where credit is due, I've had coaching from a few folk in the last few years and Simon really impressed me so I thought I'd share

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Post by feelingjustfine » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:08 pm

He is like the Bob Geldoff of Devonian creeking:-).....

Give us your fucking money!

Edie:was a joke:-)
dam the dart :)

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Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:53 pm

feelingjustfine wrote:He is like the Bob Geldoff of Devonian creeking:-).....

Give us your fucking money!

Edie:was a joke:-)
Absolutely class!!!lol, glad you poped your edit in... :-)

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:40 pm

You guys know how to make a man laugh or is that cry........

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Post by Philip lowers » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:54 pm

They do say if it pops out twice you do really need an operation .....I don't know how much truth is in this, although the last time it popped I was literally hanging on a rock above the 50 footer on Store Ulla and it is a very scary position to be in, swimming in WW with 2 arms is hard, do it with one and it really does s**t you up !

I dislocated my shoulder twice and had the operation in September so should be ready to paddle again in the new year, I will feel much more confident in knowing it's been stitched up, I think they take part of the rotator cuff and lattice the muscle over the ball joint to prevent it popping ......the more times you dislocate it the easier it will pop out .....

Only an opinion, don't shot me down URGB style ....

Phil

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Post by Chrace » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:36 pm

Once you pop you just can't stop!

Now change your forum name to Pringles.

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Post by ChrisBainbridge » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:42 pm

I would agree, the tendency now is very much for my colleagues to MRI scan or scope at least after the first dislocation in fit active people, with surgery a certainty after the second pop.

If you think of what you have to damage to dislocate your shoulder, the forces involved and the damage are considerable.

Find yourself a shoulder surgeon who has an interest in sports type injuries.

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