Rosi Sexton is a registered osteopath and former professional fighter. While originally studying for a PhD in computer science, she became involved in the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts, eventually spending over ten years competing all over the world. She was once ranked as the world #1 in her weight class, and was the first British woman to compete in the UFC.
She now runs her own osteopathy practice in Solihull, with a special interest in combat sports injuries and exercise rehabilitation, and trains and coaches martial arts in her spare time.
What being a professional fighter taught me about treating pain
Hand to hand combat and healing may seem like polar opposites, but in martial arts these are traditionally seen as two sides of the same coin. Rosi’s twin careers – professional fighter and osteopath – have overlapped in a number of ways; in this talk she reflects on some lessons from her unorthodox career path.