Leeds Beckett University working in partnership with Leeds United
9 October 2018
Leeds Beckett University have been working with local Championship team Leeds United.
Carnegie School of Sport opened up their research facilities to the team who needed to assess the recovery of loan signing Izzy Brown who is recovering from knee surgery.
Izzy was joined by his physiotherapist when he came to the Carnegie Research Institute. He was put through a series of biomechanics tests which specifically looked at his knee to see how it was coping when being used in certain exercises including hopping tests, drop jumps and strength tests.
Peter Mackreth, Dean of the Carnegie School of Sport, said: “We’re delighted to work with Leeds United to support their players in being the best they can be. As a University with world-leading expertise and facilities in sport science, we’re keen to use them to positively impact the reputation the City of Leeds has for sporting excellence. Leeds United have had a great start to the season, and we he hope our small contributions will help them in their quest for promotion.”
Daryl Carter, First Team Physiotherapist for Leeds United, said: “We’ve got a great relationship with the university where we can come and bring players down to use their facilities. It’s all top of the range equipment we can use to measure their strength and performance, and that enables us to have a much better idea of where players like Izzy are in their recovery and how close they are to being able to return to training and then playing.”