James Hird discusses his recovery strategies as an elite AFL football player with the Essendon Football Club.

Based on his own experiences of what best assisted him to recover from matches and training – James Hird shares his experiences as an elite athlete to assist other aspiring athletes.

One strategy used by James Hird to aid recovery from sport was Myotherapy. Recovery from games is paramount for athletes to ensure they are able to continue training – and to be at their best for the next weeks match.

Essendon Football Club is a team in the Australian Football League (AFL). Jame Hird was captain of the Essendon FC for eight years from 1998 – 2005.

Interviewed by Elite Myotherapy founder Sam Rigby – James Hird outlines the role of Myotherapy for preparation, recovery, injury prevention and enhancing sports performance. Giving real life examples of how Myotherapy assisted him (James Hird) during times of injury – and during the preparation phase of playing sport.

Myotherapy incorporates the strategies or remedial massage, dry needling, cupping and corrective exercise to assist athletes (and weekend warriors!) to improve sporting performance.