Wayne Diesel – Reflections of a career at the highest levels of International sport (Sports Physiotherapist)

career development communication generalist physiotherapy prognosis risk assessment risk management specialist Apr 30, 2024


Episode 102: Ben Ashworth chats to Wayne Diesel a Sports Physiotherapist with a lifetime of working at the highest level of sport around the world. Wayne is a South African educated Physiotherapist who during his Physio career has worked with The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Gloucester Rugby Football Club, Charlton Athletic Football Club, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Springboks Rugby and more! On top of this international multi-sport experience Wayne has also worked in the USA as Sports Performance Director at the Miami Dolphins and as the Director of Player Care at the San Antonio Spurs. In this episode Ben and Wayne will reflect on Waynes incredible career journey, where the Physiotherapy profession is going and the technical differences between different sports and leagues.

Topics Discussed:

  • Embracing different approaches for player care
  • Where is sports Physiotherapy going?
  • Injury prognostic expectations across different sports/leagues
  • Risk assessment and communication
  • Perspective on being a specialist v generalist

Where you can find Wayne: