Nondies was the first team to have a Physio
By Eric Njiru | Tue 21 Nov, 2017 18:12

Nondescript RFC was the first rugby team in Kenya to have a Physio, Aileen Taylor from Britain back in 1998/99.

Former Nondies chairman Thomas Opiyo who is now the Kenya Rugby Union vice-chairman adds that Taylor was contracted by Nondies before eventually moving to Kenya Sevens.

Raga House is reliably informed she is back in Nairobi and will be available for Nondies in the 2017/18 Kenya Cup.

Aileen is a qualified chartered physiotherapist with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine, which she attained in the UK. 

Nondies vet Ramadhan Mustafa said“ “It was a great improvement because she would do medication and give good treatment to the players. Before she came we just had hydrotherapy, we were struggling, you would get injury and all they would do is pour water on and that’s all. You would go to the hospital and get treated by a nurse that has no know-how of the rugby or sports injury.”

"After she came we had George the assistant who then went to Kenya team, other teams now started getting like KCB, Strathmore, Quins and Impala. After that, we had the likes of Chris Makacha and others.”

She has built up a wealth of experience over her 25 years, working with both elite and recreational athletes in her specialist field of sports injuries, including work with the English Cricket Academy, Kenya International Rugby 7s squad, Loughborough University Sports Medicine team and a member of the medical team for Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As well as working with elite athletes, Aileen loves working with clients from all walks of life and is passionate about helping patients to achieve their particular goals through assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and appropriate advice.

She left in 2005 for Europe. 

Eric Njiru
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