Sally is working with ACRISP and the AIS to evaluate injuries in Olympic Combat Sports (Judo, Boxing, Taekwon-do and Wrestling) and how injury prevention strategies can be developed. To date Sally has been involved in a number of AIS Combat Centre Camps, including in judo, boxing, and taekwondo. She organises the internal medical support for such camps and has formalised a number of processes around injury and illness data collection and storage.
Sally is passionate about helping athletes remain strong and fit to maximise their time in training and minimise their injury risk. As a first step, practitioners and sporting bodies need to collect high-quality epidemiological data, which can then be used to inform prevention practices. This ties in with training loads, and Sally’s background equips her to understand the balance between training load and injury and illness.
She is a strength and conditioning coach, and she understands the key principles of training for adaptation, as well as having sound anatomy and physiology knowledge.
In 2013 Sally was part of the Combat Sports Draft, and was one of only 11 athletes selected for the program from over 400 applicants.