127 - How to excel as a physical therapist in a high-performance setting with Dr. Phil Glasgow

Jan 23, 2024

💭 "Too often physios see their role in making the decision around return to play rather than bringing their expertise and perspective to help everyone make a better decision." -  Dr. Phil Glasgow

👉🏻 Our guest is Dr. Phil Glasgow, PT, PhD. Phil has worked with some of the world's best athletes, coaches, sports, and performers. He has extensive experience in high-performance sports both as an expert practitioner and as a coach and mentor to the ‘team behind the team. Phil is recognized as a leader in sports medicine and performance and has consulted internationally with various Sporting Bodies, High-Performance Athletes, and Businesses. Phil served as the Chief Physiotherapy Officer for the most successful British Olympic Team in history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He is currently Head of Performance Support for the Irish Rugby Football Union. Phil is particularly interested in understanding factors that influence the development of mastery and effective performance in both sporting and professional environments. He regularly presents at international conferences on performance, leadership, and sports medicine. Phil is a visiting Professor of the School of Sport at Ulster University and teaches several postgraduate programs at several UK and European universities.

📚You will learn about:

▪️ Phil's story and career

▪️ What working in a high-performance environment looks like

▪️ Technical and non-technical skills needed to thrive in a high-performance setting

▪️ How to ensure full athlete recovery before their return

▪️ How to communicate effectively with coaches and athletes and manage expectations

▪️ Advice to clinicians who are starting their careers

▪️ Tips on how to become successful in Physical Therapy

🔎Phil's favorite resource of information:

  • Zulman DM, et al. Practices to Foster Physician Presence and Connection With Patients in the Clinical Encounter. JAMA. 2020 
  • Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. 1999.
  • Daniel Coyle. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. 2018


📲 Phil's contact information:

  • Website
  • Twitter and LinkedIn: @philglasgow 


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