Erik Meira – Scientific Principles in Elite Sports Rehab (Sports Medicine Consultant & Educator)

Episode 139: Dr Dylan Carmody chats to Erik Meira. Erik discusses his background in physical therapy and his approach to rehab and sports medicine. He emphasises the importance of applying scientific principles to practice and the need for critical thinking and generating alternative hypotheses. He highlights the importance of collaboration between different professions in the field of rehabilitation and the need to focus on objective outcomes and force production. Erik also provides insights on practicing in a more scientific manner in elite settings, emphasising the focus on building capacities rather than recreating specific tasks.

Topics Discussed

  • Bringing Science to Practice
  • Causal Models and Hypotheses
  • Machine Learning and Rehab
  • Practicing Scientifically in Elite Settings

Where you can find Erik:


VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training.

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About the Author
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.