Matt Phillips is a Running Injury & Performance Specialist, best known as creator & host of the Runchatlive Podcast & RCL International Running Conference. Matt has been a member of the STA since our earliest days, and is Regional Rep for the South Coast.
In response to the fear & uncertainty that many Sports Therapists and Soft Tissue Therapists felt when faced with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Matt took on the role of hosting the Sports Therapy Association Podcast in May 2020, a weekly show in which he is joined by special guests to discuss topics relevant to Sports Therapists and Soft Tissue Therapists. Both the live recording and uploaded podcast have proved to be a big success, particularly in terms of helping therapists evolve their practice in line with modern research & understanding.
When asked about his plans for the STA podcast in 2022, Matt replied: “For me, the podcast is all about providing quality information for Sports Therapists and Soft Tissue Therapists, but at the same minimising the all too common reaction of self doubt, despondency or anger. Many of the theories & techniques we learnt and practiced 10 years ago do still need to be updated, but the desire of any individual to help the well being of others is something we should above all protect & nurture.”