Lo­cal physio helps at C’wealth Games

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

WHIT­SUN­DAY phys­io­ther­a­pist Meghan Cerqui from Physio Plus Whit­sun­days was one of eight vol­un­teer phys­ios in­vited court­side at the bas­ket­ball in Townsville as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Cerqui has been a prac­tis­ing physio for six years and works with the lo­cal rugby clubs.

“I put in an ap­pli­ca­tion and it was ap­proved late last year, there were lots of pre-read­ings,” she said.

Cerqui was in Townsville from Satur­day through to Fri­day for the England vs Scot­land and In­dia vs Cameroon games.

“It was amaz­ing. I got to meet a lot of great ath­letes, phys­ios and worked with an ex­cel­lent med­i­cal team.”

A high­light of the games for Cerqui was work­ing with In­dia’s first player ever drafted to the NBA.

“He was like seven foot tall and they’ve made a Ne­flix show about his jour­ney One in a Bil­lion, that I’ll be sure to watch.

“We mostly worked with the third world coun­tries as they didn’t have their own teams.

“It was a great op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with the other coun­tries’ med­i­cal teams too.”

Cerqui is keen to put her­self forward for sim­i­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON HAND: Whit­sun­day phys­io­ther­a­pist Meghan at the Commonwealth Games.

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