Hi! I’m Vee Uye, a final year physiotherapy student at the University of Salford. I retrained in later life, completing an Access course to gain entrance onto my current degree. It’s been a difficult journey with many sacrifices made to get where I am now but I haven’t regretted a second of it. I’m on the cusp of beginning my dream career! I’m a massively keen runner and have incorporated this love into my physio journey. I’m keen to focus on running performance and injury in the future and will blog more about how that develops as I make the transition from student to qualified physiotherapist!
I’m LiRF qualified through England Athletics and have run 6 marathons and numerous shorter distance races from parkruns to half marathons. With the knowledge gained through my physiotherapy degree, my extensive personal research into running, and my own running experience, I have coached new runners from ‘couch to 5k’ and even ‘couch to half-marathon’. If you are interested in how to start running, look out for posts on training, tips, and testimonials from people I’ve worked with. As somebody who began running to lose weight, I can empathise with how difficult it can be to get started and am happy to share my experiences to help you get moving.
Feel free to ask any questions that you like, from my route onto the course, to my running training or research interests, or simply what it’s like to be a (mature) student on a physio degree. I want to hear from you! I’d also love to connect with if you are researching or working clinically in running performance or injury, running biomechanics, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, or strength and conditioning, in fact anywhere that our interests might align. You contact me via this blog or follow my social media links at the bottom of this page. I look forward to hearing from you.