sports medicine podcast

Johnny O’Connor – Implementing Heavy Eccentrics (Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at Connacht Rugby)

Episode 94: Dr Andy McDonald chats to Johnny O’Connor a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at Connacht Rugby in Ireland. As a professional player Johnny played for Connacht, Wasps and made his Ireland debut in 2004 going on to earn 12 caps, helping the…

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Prav Mathema – Physiotherapy across elite rugby environments (Physiotherapist for the Welsh National Men‘s Squad & The British & Irish Lions)

Episode 93: Dr Andy McDonald chats to Prav Mathema the National Medical Manager for the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and an honorary lecturer on the Cardiff Metropolitan University MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine Programme. Prav has collectively spent over a d…

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Dr Ryan Crotin – Baseball Special (Organisational Strategist, Baseball Scientist, Coach, Research Author & Educator)

Episode 92: Ben Ashworth chats to Dr Ryan L. Crotin, an Organisational Strategist, Baseball Scientist, Coach, Research Author and Educator. Ryan has enjoyed a wealth of experienced both academically and professionally. He has notably worked as an Researc…

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Research Unpacked: Dr Andras Hegyi – Part 2 -Hamstring Research

Episode 91: For this second Research Unpacked style episode Alistair McKenzie chats to Dr Andras Hegyi a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nantes, France. For part two Alistair and Andras continue discussing his hamstring muscle research. 

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Research Unpacked: Dr Andras Hegyi – Region-dependent hamstrings activity in Nordic hamstring exercise & stiff-leg deadlift

Episode 89: For this first Research Unpacked style episode Alistair McKenzie chats to Dr Andras Hegyi a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nantes, France. For part one Alistair and Andras discussed his work on region-dependent hamstrings activ…

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Ian Gatt – The Sporting Hand & Wrist (GB Boxing Head of Performance Services / Lead Physio and Anthony Joshua‘s Physio and Cutman)

Episode 88: Andy McDonald chats to Ian Gatt the GB Boxing Head of Performance Services / Lead Physio. Ian is also the Physio and Cutman for boxer Anthony Joshua and an experienced sports Physio with a background working for the EIS prior to boxing as wel…

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Dr. Kelly Starrett – Diagnosing & optimising athlete readiness (Coach, Physical Therapist, Author, Speaker, and Co-Founder of The Ready State)

Episode 86: Ben Ashworth chats to Dr. Kelly Starrett – A Coach, Physical Therapist, Author, and Speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize th…

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Cory Schlesinger – Paradigm shifts through coaching experiences (Phoenix Suns Director of Performance / Head of Strength & Conditioning)

Episode 85: Andy McDonald chats to Cory Schlesinger the Director of Performance / Head of Strength Strength & Conditioning at NBA team the Phoenix Suns. Cory has over 20 years of experience in basketball beginning as an athlete, collegiate level S&C coac…

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Daniel Bove (Director of Performance and Sports Science for the New Orleans Pelicans)

Episode 84: Andy McDonald chats to Daniel Bove the New Orleans Pelicans Director of Performance and Sports Science. After receiving a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University and an M.S. in Exercise Science from University of South Florida, Daniel …

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