Former Olympian and javelin world record holder Steve Backley has joined forces with a London hospital to raise awareness about bone and joint health.
Steve Backley is supporting the BMI The Garden Hospital’s Active for Life campaign in an attempt to reduce the number of people who have knee, hip and other joint replacements every year.
As reported by This is Local London, the sports star, who underwent a hip replacement in 2005, said: “My need for a hip replacement left me in pain and reduced my mobility. But my hip replacement has completely transformed my life, giving me back both my freedom and mobility.
“I’m supporting BMI Active for Life to highlight the importance of bone and joint health to hopefully help more people lead an active life to reduce their risk of needing joint replacement surgery as they age.”