In June last year World Champion Mountain-biker Gee Atherton was horrifically injured when he fell over 100 feet from a cliff during filming “The Knife Edge” , one of the big mountain projects that he loves.
Prompted by the support that he has received and the huge number of questions, Gee has put together this edit to chart his physio and recovery. Join him at an exciting time for any athlete as he moves into the next stage of his journey back to the top of his sport.
Huge thanks to Red Bull, Doug Jones and the team at Altius Healthcare—The Athertons
The mental part is the hardest at this stage because i keep replaying the accident and kind of nauseate myself thinking of it. Would be interesting to hear G's mental approach and how he deals with getting the trauma out of mind after such a severe crash .
Also at 40 healing takes on a different meaning than it did at 20. I'll start out doing some gravel and then progress from there. I have always held the belief that after a crash you get better on the bike ? Will see how it goes.
The look on my daughters face when she saw me shriveled with pain hit home.
#3 for me. I got off "lightly"this time, but as the main source of income in our household if it was worse everyone in my family would have come off worse.
Thankfully i took out medical insurance 15 years ago as that additional expense would have been a huge expense to cover so quickly... not to even mention the state of our state hospitals
Now I rarely ride the hardest trails or hit the biggest jumps and drops. And I’m 100% fine with it and still have a great time. It didn’t happen overnight. It was gradual. All of a sudden I’d think and realize I hadn’t done a certain gnarly section all summer. Or I hadn’t hit the big drop since last season.
I’ve been hampered by a misaligned pelvis, which caused so many muscular and flexibility issues. The corrective exercises that I’m working through with my trainer are tough, but totally necessary if I’m going to get everything back where it should be.
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