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    Force program recruits Team China head physio

    Force program recruits Team China head physio




    By RugbyWA Media




    The Emirates Western Force has continued its recruitment of world-class team management by signing the Chinese Olympic Committee’s Chief Physiotherapist and Performance Specialist David Joyce to assist in changing the team’s fortunes with regard to injuries.
    The Western Australian side endured a horror run with injuries in 2012 with more than a third of its squad (12 players) unavailable for six matches or more through injury during the season.
    With the extended Super Rugby season, Emirates Western Force Head Coach Michael Foley says Joyce will play an integral role in balancing the demands placed on players.
    “David’s appointment is a critical one for us as we relaunch a top quality rugby program,” Head Coach Michael Foley said. “He’s not only had top-level experience and bona fide results in managing and reducing the number of injuries, but he’s got both a medical and strength-and-conditioning background which helps him greater understand players’ training capacities, injuries and their rehabilitation and prevention.
    “Off the back of last season, we still have up to 30 per cent of the squad returning from injury and post-season surgery during the pre-season. We’re looking to have all those guys fully fit and training by January next year and David’s expertise and guidance will be vital in ensuring these players available for the start of the new Super Rugby season.
    “He’ll be very important in linking our medical staff and Charlie Higgins and Brendyn Appleby in our Strength and Conditioning Department to assist in monitoring loads and red flag any potential candidates for injuries, as well as assisting those on their way back from injury with a fast yet thorough recovery.”
    Joyce joins the Emirates Western Force having previously worked with soccer powerhouses Galatasaray FC (Turkey) and Blackburn Rovers FC (England), and English Super League club, Hull FC. Most recently he worked as Lead Physiotherapist for Team China at the London Olympics, where he helped reduce the number of athletes’ training days lost to injury – acknowledged as a key factor in the country’s 2012 Olympic success.
    In 2010, Joyce designed and implemented an athletic development and injury rehabilitation program for Socceroos star Harry Kewell that allowed him to double the amount of games he’d previously played each year since 2002, including completing all matches at an international tournament for the first time in his career.
    Foleys says ensuring players are available is the most basic step in building towards success.
    “The simple equation is we need to prevent injuries to keep our best side on the field,” he said. “It’s always a delicate balance between pushing players physically while ensuring they don’t break – which is something that David is has a great deal of top-level experience in.
    “In a contact sport collision injuries are inevitable, however, we need to ensure we’re limiting the impact injuries have on the squad. This includes early identification of potentially preventable and soft tissue injuries and ensuring that our injury management is precise and effective so that if players are sidelined it’s for the minimum possible time.
    “There is often a direct correlation between the success of a side and the number of injuries incurred. If we’re serious about relaunching this side, one of the most fundamental steps is limiting the number of injuries and putting the systems into place to ensure our players are injury-free and continually available.”


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    Role: Head of Athletic Performance
    Previous Coaching Roles: 2011-2012 Chief Physiotherapist – Chinese Olympic Committee, 2011 Consultant Head of Performance – Hull FC (Super League), 2010-2011 High Performance & Rehabilitation Specialist – Galatasaray FC, 2008-2010 Sports Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Coordinator – Blackburn Rovers FC, 2008 Physiotherapist – Team GB Olympic Team, 2003-2006 Physiotherapist – Saracens

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    This looks like a real coup for us, that's one hell of an impressive resume.

    And if it helps us with our continuing ongoing injuries that seems to be a problem for us year in and year out, thats gotta be a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exile View Post
    This looks like a real coup for us, that's one hell of an impressive resume.

    And if it helps us with our continuing ongoing injuries that seems to be a problem for us year in and year out, thats gotta be a good thing.
    What he said!
    Bout time we has a full squad for a full bloody season!
    He better wrap whoever plays 10 in cotton wool for starters!!!
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    wish i met this geezer 40 years ago!

    nah,even then it was too late

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    So it was only injury that prevented you from greatness Gunny? Me too - but most were self inflicted.
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    Sounds a great asset. At this rate though we will be spending more on the back room staff than on players. Must say I don't care if we start seeing results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOB View Post
    Sounds a great asset. At this rate though we will be spending more on the back room staff than on players. Must say I don't care if we start seeing results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOB View Post
    Sounds a great asset. At this rate though we will be spending more on the back room staff than on players. Must say I don't care if we start seeing results.
    There isn't a salary cap for the back room is there?

    I say spend as much as we need to to see results (maybe stop short of completely bankrupting us)

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    So it was only injury that prevented you from greatness Gunny? Me too - but most were self inflicted.
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    I was a great believer in keeping up the fluid intake,cured all injuries & ailments

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
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    Role: Head of Athletic Performance
    Previous Coaching Roles: 2011-2012 Chief Physiotherapist – Chinese Olympic Committee, 2011 Consultant Head of Performance – Hull FC (Super League), 2010-2011 High Performance & Rehabilitation Specialist – Galatasaray FC, 2008-2010 Sports Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Coordinator – Blackburn Rovers FC, 2008 Physiotherapist – Team GB Olympic Team, 2003-2006 Physiotherapist – Saracens
    This bloke is seriously good. I think he's from WA originally. If not, he spent some time here studying at Edith Cowan, where he's currently lecturing.

    He's also a guest contributor to a well known Sports Performance bulletin called Peak Performance.

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