Phil was Team GB’s Lead Physiotherapist at the Rio 2016 Olympics, he is also a visiting professor of the Ulster Sports Academy at the University of Ulster and teaches on a number of postgraduate sports medicine programmes at various UK and European universities.
Phil’s doctoral studies investigated factors influencing exercise-induced muscle damage and its management. He has extensive experience in high performance sport having worked with elite athletes from a wide range of sports including rugby union, football, hockey, athletics, boxing, cycling and swimming. He has worked at a number of major international sporting events including the Olympic Games (London 2012 (Team GB); Beijing 2008 (Team Ireland)), Commonwealth Games (Head Physiotherapist Team NI, Delhi 2010; Glasgow 2014) as well as numerous World and European Championships.
His interests are in the field of functional rehabilitation and in the management of muscle-tendon unit injuries. He is currently Vice President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Physios in Sport, UK). He regularly presents at international conferences on various aspects of sports medicine.