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SPI ProHealth provides specialised physical therapy services at world sports championships, tournaments, and private therapy to elite athletes and teams.
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Pär Risberg

  • PAR RISBERG

    • Originally from Sweden
    • Registered Physiotherapist in SPI ProHealth International Team

  • INTERNATIONAL PHYSIO TEAM

    • Travelling all year round to cover major sporting events and tours, our international physiotherapy team is led by long-time business partners Philippa Stewart and Sheilagh Anderson.
    • Supporting a growing number of tournaments we attend each year, our world-travelling physiotherapists not only come from a vast number of countries, but they bring together with them an adventurous spin to physiotherapy services as they go on-the-road.

1.Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.

I trained as a physiotherapist in Sweden and graduated from the Medical University of Karolinska in 2007. My first job was at a general Physiotherapy clinic in Stockholm, Sweden. I worked with sports injuries but I also did rehab after orthopaedic surgery and work-related problems. Besides this I managed to study sports medicine, orthopaedic manual therapy, work physiology and acupuncture. After 6 years of clinic work and studies, my wife and I decided to move to Asia. We were based in Shanghai for the first year, as I covered top level golf and tennis events all over Asia. We left Shanghai for Hong Kong in 2014 and I’m still happy traveling with golf and tennis tours.

 

2. What are your interests?

I love all kinds of sports. Ski touring in the alps with my friends is a top favourite. Fresh snow, sunshine, the reward of skiing down after walking up to the top of a mountain. It just doesn’t get any better than that! I also enjoy sailing together with my wife. We are both beginners, so it’s always a nice challenge to navigate in unknown waters.

 

3. Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on. 

In 2009, I went on a sailing trip to Croatia. During that trip, out on the Adriatic Sea was when I met my wife. That was truly a life-changing moment for me. Since then, we have gone through many adventures together and she is a true source of inspiration to me.

 

4. What is your area of expertise?

To name a few – On field physiotherapy, golf and tennis related injuries, orthopaedic manual techniques, sport specific biomechanics and rehab training.

 

5. What is the most fulfilling part of the job?

To help motivate top athletes to perform at their full capacity everyday during a tournament. Its great to really see for myself when my work in physiotherapy becomes an important part of their daily performance.