40 episodes

The mission of this podcast is to provide athletes, coaches, and healthcare professionals up to date evidence based content & knowledge through real life experiences. Whether you are an athlete or on the sports performance/medicine side, this podcast's knowledge should help you become a strong individual within your setting. I hope to help assist in the space I am so passionate about to assure we are all strong together and that there are no weak links.

Host: Patrick Wood, ATC, CSCS

No Weak Link‪s‬ Patrick Wood

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The mission of this podcast is to provide athletes, coaches, and healthcare professionals up to date evidence based content & knowledge through real life experiences. Whether you are an athlete or on the sports performance/medicine side, this podcast's knowledge should help you become a strong individual within your setting. I hope to help assist in the space I am so passionate about to assure we are all strong together and that there are no weak links.

Host: Patrick Wood, ATC, CSCS

    Ep 40: ACL Rehab Roundtable (Justin Richardson, Adam Walker, and Jorden Radliff)

    Ep 40: ACL Rehab Roundtable (Justin Richardson, Adam Walker, and Jorden Radliff)

    This episode was the first roundtable discussion with three previous guests that have a special interest in returning athletes back to sport post ACL injury. It covers a multitude of topics dealing with sports rehab for ACL injuries.
     
    The panel includes three physiotherapists; Justin Richardson from Athletes Authority, Adam Walker from Performance GC, and Jorden Radliff from Woodford Sports Science Consulting.
     
    Topics discussed…
    Early ACL management, what to do early to set up success later on?
    Thoughts and potential uses of compex and BFR
    When to return to run?
    The criteria that each use when returning athletes to run
    Importance of plyometrics and how they implement them
    The importance of field based rehab and how each of them implement it
    Managing quad tendon graft ACL patients with pain and rehab progression
    Timing of return to sport, criteria based mixed with general timeframes
    How to address patients coming to you months after ACL injury and how to manage
     
    You can contact/follow the guests below…
     
    Justin Richardson
    Instagram:  @jrehab_
    Athletes Authority Instagram: @athletesauthority
     
    Adam Walker
    Instagram: @performance_gc
    Podcasts: Cut and Run (Apple Podcast), Cut and Run (Spotify)
    Podcast Instagram: @cutandrunpodcast
     
    Jorden Radliff
    Instagram: @radliff_rehab
    Website: https://radliffrehab.com.au/
    Melbourne Sports Academy Instagram: @melbournesportsacademy
    Melbourne Sports Academy Website: https://www.melbournesportsacademy.com.au/
     
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 39: The Crossover of Performance and Rehab (Cameron Ferguson - Head of Conditioning and Rehab at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

    Ep 39: The Crossover of Performance and Rehab (Cameron Ferguson - Head of Conditioning and Rehab at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

    On this episode I interviewed Cameron Ferguson who is the Head of Conditioning and Rehab at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL. Cameron has also had prior experience working with the Gold Coast Suns AFL team.
     
    This episode talks about Cameron’s position as a rehab coach and gets some of his insights seeing things from both the rehab and performance perspectives across the continuum.
     
    Topics discussed…
     
    What his job as a rehab coach entails.
    How he communicates and helps the cross over between the rehab and performance teams.
    How different philosophies of high performance managers, head coaches, and sports change the planning, preparation, and training of a club.
    What some return to sport/performance criteria he commonly uses and tech he uses to help with that.
    His main goals/principles to help try and keep players on the field read to play instead of injured.
    Rugby being a physical sport, how does he modify and try to keep athletes training during season when they constantly come in with a minor injury week to week from the last game.
    Biggest piece of advice/knowledge for working across the performance and rehab continuum for both the physio/S&C and athletes.
     
    You can contact/follow Cameron below…
     
    LinkedIn: Cameron Ferguson
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
     
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    Thank you for listening!

    • 43 min
    Ep 38: Utilizing the Menstrual Cycle to Optimize Performance (Sam Moore - Director of Sports Science and Assistance Strength and Conditioning Coach at North Carolina State University)

    Ep 38: Utilizing the Menstrual Cycle to Optimize Performance (Sam Moore - Director of Sports Science and Assistance Strength and Conditioning Coach at North Carolina State University)

    On this episode I interviewed Sam Moore who is the Director of Sports Science and Assistance Strength and Conditioning Coach at North Carolina State University.
     
    This episode talks about the menstrual cycle and how to optimize it to increase performance.
     
    Topics discussed…
     
    A general overview of the menstrual cycle and the phases.
    How long the phases are.
    What hormones are present at each stage and what that means.
    Common symptoms at each stage and ways to manage them.
    Reframing the menstrual cycle from a personal health issue to a performance topic and how to openly discuss it.
    What Sam considers when designing a program around the cycle.
    How she structures the programs to optimize the menstrual cycle.
    How the cycle effects performance, strength, hypertrophy, etc.
    The impact of contraceptives.
     
    See helpful menstrual cycle timeline image here
     
    You can contact/follow Sam below…
     
    Instagram: @sammoorestrong
    Twitter: @sammoorestrong
    Website: https://www.mooresportscience.com/
     
    You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
     
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    • 57 min
    Ep 37: S&C in Soccer and Applied Sports Science (Adam Parr - Interim Head Fitness Coach and Sports Scientist at Minnesota United FC)

    Ep 37: S&C in Soccer and Applied Sports Science (Adam Parr - Interim Head Fitness Coach and Sports Scientist at Minnesota United FC)

    On this episode I interviewed Adam Parr who is the Interim Head Fitness Coach and Sport Scientist at Minnesota United FC in the MLS.
     
    This episode talks about S&C within soccer as well as the application of sports science in an elite sporting setting
     
    Topics discussed…
     
    Thoughts and experiences with a negative connotation of S&C within the soccer community and athletes.
    How do you explain and show the benefit of S&C for performance and injury risk reduction in soccer players?
    What his general programming for soccer looks like through pre season to competition period.
    What he implements into his programs to focus on injury risk reduction for soccer athletes.
    What his focuses are from a conditioning aspect and how he implements that.
    Taking on multiple roles during COVID, what data did he prioritize?
    How did he use that data?
    If he had more help/time, what else would he have implemented or what data would he have gathered through the season?
    US vs UK and Australia sports science field and education.
    Importance of usefulness and application of sports science.
     
    You can contact/follow Adam below…
     
    Instagram: @aparrfitness
    LinkedIn: Adam Parr
     
    You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
    Thank you for listening

    • 57 min
    Ep 36: Communication & Personal Skills in the Sporting Setting (Dan Howells - Former S&C of the Houston Astros and Professional Rugby in England)

    Ep 36: Communication & Personal Skills in the Sporting Setting (Dan Howells - Former S&C of the Houston Astros and Professional Rugby in England)

    On this episode I interviewed Dan Howells who has previously worked with the Houston Astros MLB team and professional rugby in England as a strength and conditioning coach/coordinator.
     
    This episode talks about interpersonal and communication skills within the sporting environment as well as the differences and lessons of working in different sports in different countries.
     
    Topics discussed…
     
    The importance of communication in sports and in a high performance setting.
    How Dan created his personal philosophy to reflect his values and tips in creating your own.
    Understanding your personality type and personality types of others and how to interact.
    Recognizing personal biases and how to deal with them.
    How to go about conflict arising.
    Perception relating to athletes and other staff and how to navigate it.
    Examples of athletes and staff stories relating to perception and conflict.
    Making sure everyone is on the same page.
    Biggest differences to the US vs the UK within S&C and different sports.
    Pros and cons of each setting.
    Biggest lessons he’s learned with his sporting transition.
     
    You can contact/follow Dan below…
     
    Twitter: @howellsdan
    Instagram: @collaborate_sports
    Website: www.collaboratesports.com 
    Email: info@collaboratesports.com
     
    Dan’s Interactive Personal Development (IPD) Program information below!
     
    Dan formed Collaborate Sports during the initial lockdowns through Covid as a means of connecting developing coaches and practitioners through a personal development focus. Since then, he has reached over 400 hundred practitioners from varying countries using the personal development platform he has created. He provides opportunities to others through Bespoke Coaching/Mentoring, Monthly Interactive Webinars with guest presenters, and the Interactive Personal Development (IPD) Program. The IPD was the main focus of building a platform to network other coaches together in a learning environment and make mentorship more affordable for younger and developing coaches. The IPD allows 10-12 coaches to partake in a 6month course, focusing on specific content dependent on the Technical or Non Technical nature of the programs. Live attendance means interaction is central to the program where attendees can take the information shared and navigate how to apply it to their own world through the help of Dan and others in the program. The costs are more affordable due to the group nature of the program, and the online platform provided to allow coaches to communicate between monthly meet ups means that attendees get to coach and help each other daily as required.
     
    Currently, the S&C Technical IPD is open for enrollment with some spaces still available for the commencement on January 31st 2021. The programs reach coaches on all time zones based on running 2 cohorts at any one time. If you are interested in learning more about the course, you can visit www.collaboratesports.com for more info, or email Dan direct at info@collaboratesports.com to ask questions or arrange an informal discussion about the opportunities Collaborate Sports aims to provide.
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
    Thank you for listening!

    • 58 min
    Ep 35: Athlete Screening, Monitoring, & Return to Performance Criteria (Nalesh Murti - Athletic Performance Physio for the GWS Giants AFL Club)

    Ep 35: Athlete Screening, Monitoring, & Return to Performance Criteria (Nalesh Murti - Athletic Performance Physio for the GWS Giants AFL Club)

    On this episode I interviewed Nalesh Murti who is an Athletic Performance Physio for the GWS Giants AFL Club.
     
    This episode goes over multiple topics and how the GWS giants staff goes about them such as, monitoring, return to performance, and more!
     
    Topics discussed…
     
    What is your initial screening for new players and returning players?
    How often do you screen?
    What is your purpose of screening?
    The pressure of getting players back in high performance sport.
    What are the biggest factors when considering when/if a player can return?
    How you go about developing criteria for return to performance?
    The 5 phase model used with the giants.
    What tech is used in the screening and return to performance situations and why?
    Nalesh’s thoughts on tech.
    An example of how Nalesh and the Giants would reason through a protocol and adjustments.
    How the Giants performance and medical staff work together to provide the best care for their athletes.
    And more!
     
    You can contact/follow Nalesh below…
     
    Instagram: @theathlete_physio
     
    You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
    Thank you for listening!
     

    • 49 min

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