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Karen Kotila #SportsPhysio
  1. Alexandra Ross
  1. Correspondence to Alexandra Ross, Department of Medicine, University of Nottingham School of Medicine, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; alexross12{at}

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Most memorable sporting moment?

International School Sport Federation Under 18 World Basketball Championship in Cyprus 2013. Despite the country being on the brink of financial collapse, the organisers and the local community managed to pull off a fantastic tournament. Their genuine and indomitable optimism was inspirational.

What have you aimed to contribute to the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine?

As part of the Danish Society of Sports Physiotherapy, I aim to close the gap between scientific research and clinical practice. We need more of a research approach in clinical practice in other to evaluate our own practice and we need more of a clinical approach to research in other to make scientific research applicable. It is a key to create forums for researchers and clinicians to network and interact both in social-related and work-related settings.

One skill that served you the most in your career?


Worst injury you’ve either treated or sustained yourself?

A young man was part of a team that secured areas in Iceland from rockfalls and landslides. Unfortunately, a rock the size of a camper broke loose and came tumbling down the mountain. He managed to detach his teammates from the rope that tied them together and had them escape to the left and right of the path of the rock. He jumped straight down, fracturing both …

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  • Contributors AR is the sole author of this manuscript, being solely responsible for compiling all of the interview responses and Press Box feedback into this current manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Collaborators Karen Kotila.