Dave O’Sullivan is a sports physiotherapist who worked at two world cup Rugby finals in 2017 and 2019. with the England Rugby League in Australia in 2017 and England Rugby Union in Japan in 2019. He has his own private practice ProSport Physiotherapy and created The Go-To Physio mentoring physiotherapists on his unique ‘prosport’ approach advising over 550 therapists in over 25 countries around the world. 

Social Media
Twitter: @TheProSportAcad @DaveyOSullivan
IG: @daveosullivanphysio

Website: www.thegotophysio.com

He tells us his story working two world cup finals with the England Rugby League in Australia in 2017 and the England Rugby Union in Japan in 2019. 

He describes the difference between working in the pro-sport population and traditional private practice and developing a higher level rehab approach.

Integrating his 80/20 rule where 20% of treatment is spent on symptoms and 80% working on what is believed to be the true cause. Simplifying an assessment could find critical pieces in a patient’s symptoms. 

Find Dave at his website The ‘Go-To’ Physio for mentoring and consulting on his treatment approach. Connect with Dave on Twitter @DaveyOSullivan and Instagram at @daveosullivanphysio. 


50:08 “The key thing is six reps versus 6 hours. The 80/20 rule – 20% on the symptoms, 80% on what’s not doing its job. You’re going to find what’s not doing it’s job in the subjective assessment in the patient’s story.” – Dave O’Sullivan