TSP 001: Introduction and Elite Sports Physiotherapy with James Sutherland


The first session of The Sports Physiotherapist Podcast!


You can download this podcast staight to your computer and iPod (by right-clicking here) or listen to it below. Also, soon I will be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes, and you will be able to subscribe there as well (don’t worry I will let you know when).


Given that this is the first episode, I discuss the goals of the podcast and how I want it to impact on your clinical practice. Additionally, I interview James Sutherland, who is an APA Sports Physiotherapist, the practice principal of Balmain Sports Physiotherapy and the current team physiotherapist for the Australian Wallabies Rugby Union Team.

In the interview James and I discuss:

  • His career pathway to becoming the Wallabies physio
  • An average day on tour with the Wallabies
  • What is involved in game day coverage
  • How to successfully integrate with a multidisciplinary team
  • James’ Top 5 tips for sports physiotherapy success

He gives some great inspiring advice for any wanting to succeed as a sports physiotherapist. I hope that you love it!


Additionally, I would like to thank the sponsors of the podcast, who make production and delivery to you possible: Clinical Edge. Clinical Edge delivers online and face-to-face professional development courses for physiotherapists. Kindly, this month they have offered 20% of the first month of an eLearning memberships if you use the coupon code SPORTS. Click here to check it out.


  1. Thanks alot to travel as the wallabies pyshio would be my dream :-) this is very inspiring