Sport Science

Chris Tombs – Velocity Based Training (Seattle Seawolves Performance Lead / S&C Coach and Educator)

Episode 59: Andy McDonald chats to Strength & Conditioning Coach and educator Chris Tombs. Chris’s expertise lies in both rugby and cricket where he has worked in Elite sport for the last 16 years. He is best known for the physical development of some of…

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Dr David Opar (Director of the Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre at ACU)

Episode 58: Ben Ashworth hosts his first episode of Inform Performance. On this episode Ben chats to Dr David Opar the Director of the Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre at Australian Catholic University. D…

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Sérgio T Fonseca (Professor at the University Federal de Minas Gerais and Editor in Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Physiotherapy)

Episode 55: Andy McDonald chats to Sérgio T Fonseca. Sérgio is from a clinical background originally and currently works at the Department of Physical Therapy of the University Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Sérgio teaches and advises in the areas of P…

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Andrew Gray (Founder & Director of Athletic Data Innovations and High Performance Manager at Wests Tigers Rugby)

Episode 49: Andy McDonald chats to Andrew Gray the High Performance Manager at Wests Tigers Rugby. Andrew’s performance roots were in Physiotherapy and over his career he has worked extensively in the NRL. He has enjoyed previous roles at Cronulla Sharks…

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Matt Tuttle – Catch Up (Denver Nuggets Lead Sport Scientist & PT)

Episode 44: Andy McDonald catches up with Inform Performance regular Dr Matt Tuttle the Denver Nuggets Lead Sport Scientist & Physical Therapist. Matt at the time of recording is currently based inside the NBA Bubble for the closing of the 2019/20 season…

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Garrison Draper (Director of Performance for Philadelphia Union MLS)

Episode 43: Andy McDonald chats to Garrison Draper the Director of Performance at Philadelphia Union MLS Team. Garrison is a Sport Scientist and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a wealth of knowledge ad experience working within the MLS enjoying previo…

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Bradley Scanes: Formula-1 Physio (Redbull Racing / Max Verstappens Physiotherapist & Performance Coach)

Episode 41: Andy McDonald chats to Performance Coach and Physiotherapist Bradley Scanes. Bradley is currently the Physio and Performance Coach for Max Verstappen at Redbull Racing through Hintsa Performance. Alongside F1 Brad is a consultant to British G…

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Alan Hazlett (British Olympic Association Physiotherapist – Intensive Rehab Unit)

Episode 40: Andy McDonald chats to Physiotherapist Alan Hazlett. Alan works at the British Olympic Intensive Rehabilitation Unit. Alan functions as a part of the English Institute of Sport , BOA and UK athletics. He has previously enjoyed roles at the En…

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Scott Epsley – Bone Stress Injuries & Ultrasonography (Philadelphia 76ers Medical Director)

Episode 38: Andy McDonald chats to Scott Epsley the Philadelphia 76ers Medical Director. Scott is an Australian Physiotherapist who has previously worked for Georgetown University, Medstar Sports Medicine and consulted to numerous sporting organisations …

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Pierre Barrieu (FIFA High Performance Expert & Physical Instructor)

Episode 37: Andy McDonald chats to Pierre Barrieu a High Performance Expert at FIFA. As a performance practitioner Pierre has enjoyed spells at LA Galaxy, Swansea City, UAE Football Association and the USA National Team + plus more! Pierre has an extensi…

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