Peter Blanch

Peter Blanch

Peter Blanch has a more than 25 year involvement in elite sport as a clinician (Physical Therapist), researcher and now manager.  Over that time he has worked in a number of the professional sport leagues in Australia (Australian Football League, National Soccer League in the 1980’s, National Basketball League in the 90’s, Super 12 Rugby in the 00’s). For 21 years he worked in the Department of Physical Therapies at the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S) where he worked with numerous sports but closely with Cycling, Basketball, Triathlon and for a long time Swimming.  He has been on support staff to 3 Olympic Games, 5 Commonwealth Games and numerous other International competitions. During his time at the A.I.S he worked as a clinician and then later as the Clinical Research Manager. Peter has a Masters Degree in 3d biomechanics and is an author in over 40 peer reviewed publications and numerous conference presentations.  Recently, he has taken up the role as Sports Science and Sports Medicine manager for Cricket Australia.  While he has a love for the numbers that biomechanics give us he has had a long term interest in the power of belief in sports performance. For all that, Peter is still not quite sure why things work the way they do and contemplates a career change to building stone walls.