Athlete Recognition

Martin is a Canopy Piloting athlete (Skydiving and flying specialised parachutes) that competes in various events that tests his speed, accuracy, distance and freestyle canopy flying abilities.

Martin came to us at Banbury Private Physiotherapy after a skiing injury on Christmas eve 2022 that left him with a dislocated hip, fractured acetabulum (hip socket) and significant soft tissue damage. Rehabilitation started in France where the injury occurred but quickly got in contact with Sarah Baimbridge our specialist lead MSK Physiotherapist where initially advice was given and a combination of video calls and access to an online tailored physiotherapy plan. Once repatriated to the UK a combination of home visits and videos calls allowed Martin to go back to the sport he loves.

Later in the following year Martin was lucky to escape a heavy impact with just bruising (haematoma) on the opposite hip after collision with the water after the lines of his canopy got caught with a course marker in a speed run.

After rehabilitation, Martin has won two British Championships classifying him as British #1 and came 14th in the World Cup in Arizona October 2023 where he set a new British distance record of 189.17m.

Martin recently received the Taz Causer award for Experienced.

Skydiver of the Year by the British Skydiving AGM. We want to congratulate Martin on his achievements and wish him the best for this years competitions.