Philipp Jacobsen – Dealing With Backroom Pressure & Taking Care Of Athletes (Physiotherapist & Performance Consultant)

Episode 105: Ben Ashworth chats to Philipp Jacobsen a Physiotherapist and Performance Consultant. Philipp is has an extensive background in sport with previous roles in Physiotherapy and Performance Management  at Liverpool Football Club, Aspetar, Portsmouth FC, Panathinaikos FC and Eden Reha. This easy listening episode explores Philipps journey through professional sport with Ben and Philipp exchanging experiences. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Phil’s background working in Greece, Aspetar and the EPL 
  • Working with external practitioners
  • Play or not play pressure
  • Functioning as a ‘caretaker’
  • Who should be a Director of Performance
  • Workflow of a typical day in professional football

Where you can find Philipp:


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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.