Interview with Gary Lewin: Saving John Terry's Life, Head Injuries and Being a Physio in the 1980s
For this podcast episode we're joined by longtime physio Gary Lewin.
Lewin was a physio for Arsenal from 1986 until 2008. Following Arsenal he worked full time for the FA as the Head Physio. He was also a physio for the England national team at an astounding 5 World Cups. Most recently, from 2017-2018 he was Head of Medical Services at West Ham United.
Today he is starting a new private practice with his cousin, Colin Lewin who was also a physio with Arsenal.
In this episode we chat about: hamstring injuries, Gary saving John Terry's life, treating head injuries and being a physio in the 1980s.
If you want to hear other episodes with physios you can listen to my interview with ex-Manchester United physio Rob Swire and Belgium physio Richard Evans.
11:02 Preseason in 1980s vs today
14:59 Treating hamstring injuries
19:21 Rushing a player back from injury
27:02 Eduardo injury
33:14 Head injuries in football