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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT - TOP UK EXPERT PHYSIOTHERAPIST AVAILABLE FOR PRESS CONTRIBUTIONS RE THE OLYMPICS

5th August 2008 - Sue Blake Media would like to introduce you to one of our newest clients - the very talented PAULA COATES, a Chartered Physiotherapist and specialist pain management, sports motivation in helping people get back to fitness, from injury.

Paula has over 13 years as a clinical specialist. She is very media savvy and would be available for comment and contributions pre, during and post Olympics on any stories or features you plan to run on sport motivation, injuries etc.

On injuries: Paula can explain in detail what an injury is and how it may be healed and rehabilitation.

On Olympics-enthusiasm!: - Paula would like to explain how the Olympics can be used to motivate people to take up a sport and how to integrate more natural and heart-healthy activity into daily lives, how to prevent injuries and goal setting for enthusiastic amateurs who would like to be motivated beyond their current level of fitness and ability.

Please do keep a note of our details attached to PAULA COATES and if we can help you in any way, please do get in touch.

Paula is registered on www.findatvexpert.com.
http://www.paulacoates.com/showreel.html
www.paulacoates.com

Paula is available for all types of media requests.
She is based in South London.

BIO - Paula Coates

Paula Coates is a Chartered Physiotherapist, a practicing Acupuncturist and clinical specialist with over 13 years experience working and lecturing in the NHS and in private practice. She is aged 36 years, based in London working at Balance Performance Physiotherapy, and is a Graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University (BSc Hons Physiotherapy) and University College London (MSc physiotherapy and manipulation). She is an international speaker/seminar presenter and author.

Niche areas are:

- helping people back to fitness from injury or surgery
- lower back pain, sports injuries, especially those relating to running
- arthritis and pain management
- spine and joint care
- posture and ergonomics
- sports training for injury prevention
- optimal overall health and wellness
- acupuncture for pain management
- phantom limb pain
- spinal and core stability training expert

Paula's mantra is 'educate not medicate!'

She is a State Registered Physiotherapist and is member of the following associations: CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists), AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists), MACP (Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and BASEM (British Association of Sports & Exercise Medicine. She is a clinical tutor and examiner for the Masters Programme at UCL and KCL.

Paula is author of Running Repairs - a runner's guide to keeping injury free (A & C Blake/London, December 2007, £12.99) and has been commissioned to write a 10-book series of self help books called Help Yourself to Health for A&C Black due for release in Spring 2010. These will help readers to self manage their medical conditions with practical knowledge and advice on health and fitness. The first 4 in the series which Paula is currently working on are back pain, arthritis, hypertension and diabetes. This exciting series will be endorsed by Dr Rosemary Leonard, GP, media columnist and TV personality and leading London spinal surgeon Mr John O’Dowd, clinical director of Real Health.

Paula is an articulate and sought-after media contributor. She has been a columnist for the Daily Mail online to help runners prepare for the London Marathon in 2008. She has appeared on BBC1 City Hospital and BBC2 No Sex Please We Are Teenagers. She is a keen scuba diver (she has dived with sharks!), and competitive runner who has completed five Marathons and is currently planning her sixth on inline skates.

Paula is registered on www.findatvexpert.com.
http://www.paulacoates.com/showreel.html
www.paulacoates.com

August 2008
All publicity enquires to Sue Blake Media on
0208 979 5220, 07966 538108, sue@sueblakemedia.co.uk www.sueblakemedia.co.uk

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