Evie and Tom discuss working via video consult as a physio.
Tom talks about supporting runner Carla Molinaro to achieve her LEJOG – Lands End to John O’ Groats world record-breaking run. Tom Astley specialises in sports physiotherapy, helping sportspeople of all levels including elite athletes. He is the owner and clinical director of TA Physiotherapy in Crouch End, a highly respected sports physiotherapy clinic.
Tom has worked at international multisport competitions including Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Baku 2015 European Games. Tom was based within the busy and dynamic polyclinic within the Athletes’ Villages during Glasgow 2014 and Baku 2015. Since completing these events, Tom has also supported athletes at London 2017 IAAF World Championships.
Alongside his clinical work, Tom has worked within various sports teams including GB Parasnowsport, GB Bobsleigh, and England Touch Rugby. At present, Tom works for Norwich City Academy and is the U23 physio for England Womens Lacrosse Team. During the Covid crisis he transitioned to video consultations and continued to successfully treat his patients. Tom’s success with video-based physio shows the importance of his experience, communication skills and deep understanding of rehabilitation principles that allowed him to continue supporting his athletes to achieve their goals.