The unstoppable Ethan Walker – from ICU to the Euros

Meet the unstoppable Ethan Walker.The young football hopeful was enjoying a player’s scholarship in the US when he was hit by a car and left with life-threatening injuries. Ethan battled his way back to health then once back home he met Prof Mackay to have complex knee surgery.Now the football-mad surgeon and patient are taking…

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From surgery to summit – Kirsty Mack’s incredible Everest adventure

Prof Mackay nearly crashed his car when he tuned into Heart Radio and heard Jennifer chatting to a former patient, Kirsty Mack, about becoming only the 6th ever Scottish woman to climb Everest! The reason for his astonishment was that he and the mountaineer and ski instructor met after she crashed, skiing off-piste in Scotland,…

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Ankle injury in sport – recognise, treat and prevent it

We’ve all done it – rolled an ankle, it’s agony, quickly goes an impressive black and blue so you strap it up and sit on the sofa watching boxsets for a couple of days before resuming life and sport as if nothing had happened. But, in this episode we ask, should we all be taking…

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ACL Injury Research – Meet Global Expert Professor Kate Webster

Women’s football is full of talk about an ACL injury ‘epidemic’ – but is this the case? To help us find answers we are delighted to welcome to the podcast, world-leading ACL injury research expert Professor Kate Webster who is Director of the Sport, Exercise, and Research Focus Area at La Trobe University in Melbourne,…

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Skyrunner – the peaks & pains of champion Angela Mudge

A brilliant chat with Angela Mudge who is surely one of our most incredible athletes. Her list of achievements as a Hill, Mountain and Skyrunner is extraordinary – she has won the Scottish Hill Running Championships several times, as well as the Women’s World Mountain Running Trophy, the World Masters Mountain Running Championships and the…

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