Nick Webborn was once the Chief Medical Officer for the London 2012 Paralympics and the Invictus Games, he served as the chairman of the British Paralympic Association since 2017.
Nick is considered as a world-renowned expert in the field if medicine, he is the most widely-published author on the subject of paralympic sports medicine.
Nick Webborn was born in Swansea in 1956, completed his medical training in London, and then joined the Royal Air Force as a junior medical officer in 1977, and has competed in 11 Paralympics and one Olympic Games during his career.
While Nick participating in an RAF rugby match, he suffered a severe spinal injury as a result of a poorly timed opposition tackle in 1981
He worked as a general practitioner while also developing an interest in sports medicine, which led to research in the field and a position as an academic, he was convinced that para-athletes needed the same level of specialist care as Olympic competitors, considering that many of them had underlying difficulties that their Olympic counterparts did not.
Nick was also selected to represent Great Britain in wheelchair tennis in 2005 and he holds the position of Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Brighton.
His groundbreaking research has improved the safety of athletes competing in Paralympic sports and has fueled the advancement of sports medicine in areas such as rehabilitation.
Because of a serious sporting injury he had earlier in his life, Nick has a distinctive and original approach to his work.
The value of physical exercise in illness prevention and management is something he is well aware of, as is the significance of an individualized holistic approach to injury treatment and rehabilitation, to achieve the most precise injectable therapy, he uses diagnostic ultrasound to analyze injuries and uses ultrasound-guided operations.
When the London 2012 bid was developed, he was a key player in the strategic planning and implementation of healthcare services for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
When he returned to work in medicine after many months of treatment and rehabilitation, which he now describes as “long and tortuous,” he discovered that many employers were unwilling to hire a doctor who was disabled due to his injury or illness.
There’s no details about his family but his cover picture on twitter shows he and a lady who must be his wife.