Injured jockeys relax on donated waterbeds

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  • Injured jockeys can now relax on donated waterbeds as part of their recovery at Oaksey House rehabilitation centre.

    The Akva waterbeds, worth £2,000 each, were donated by Essex-based company Lets Go 2 Bed.

    They are used to “give muscle relief, general relaxation and stimulation”, said managing director Mark Dyson.

    Oaksey House, in Lambourn, rehabilitates jockeys after illness or injury and is run by the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF).

    “We donated the waterbeds in recognition of the brave men and women who risk injury on a daily basis,” added Mr Dyson.

    A vibrating waterbed is being used in a treatment room, while a second bed is in one of the overnight apartments.

    “I have used the waterbed and always hope it is available when I visit,” said jockey David Crosse, who added that the bed helps to ease aching joints after treatment.

    John Francome, president of the IJF, said: “I am sure the benefits will be enjoyed by the many jockeys that attend Oaksey House.”

    As well as treatment, Oaksey House provides short and long-term accommodation to members of the racing community during rehabilitation.

    Visit www.injuredjockeys.co.uk.

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