In Episode 46 of the Prepare Like A Pro Podcast, I am speaking with Alex McVeigh, a Physio at the Adelaide Crows AFLW side. Alex is a sports & exercise physiotherapist from Adelaide and he holds a master’s in advanced Clinic Physiotherapy (Sports) from the University of South Australia.

He’s worked at the Adelaide Crows FC as physiotherapist for the past 3 years across the development, SANFL & AFL programs. He also consults clinically with a particular focus on injuries of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex and lower limb as well as being involved in research projects at the University of South Australia.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Alex’s football journey from start to now.
  • The difference demands for female and male athletes.
  • How his mentor Steve Saunders has helped shape his career and how he applies the learnings in his practice.
  • Alex provided insight into his approach to rehabilitate players for AFL football and what preventative measures are important.
  • His business with Steve Saunders and about their new clinic opening in Melbourne.
  • The challenge 2020 COVID season brought.
  • Why triple extension exercises are generally overused and what needs more attention in the weights room.
  • The importance of having an individualized strength & conditioning program for managing past injuries and preventing reinjury.
  • How important work experience is when it comes to working in elite sport.

People mentioned:

  • Steve Saunders
  • Mark Zazzana
  • Mark Jones
  • Erin Phillips

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