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Mario Bizzini #TranslatingInjuryPrevention #SuperMario
  1. Johann Windt
  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Johann Windt, University of British Columbia, 2635 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada; johannwindt{at}

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Fondest career memory?

Academically, finishing my PhD back in 2010 in Oslo, Norway. Sharing the moment with my family, friends and colleagues.

As a sports physio, reaching the playoff finals of the Swiss Pro ice hockey championship with ‘my’ team (despite losing the Cup in game 7).

Who is your hero?

My cousin Lucio (almost a brother for me), who played professional football (FC Servette) and studied at the University of Geneva with me.

Average weekday morning?

Wake up at 05:30–06:00, go to the clinic (office) and drink coffee while checking emails. At 7:30 I’ll have a small breakfast with some clinic colleagues, then start working on projects for the day.

Most memorable sporting moment?

Working at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa (the first World Cup in the African continent).

Most valuable contribution to the field?

I don’t think it’s up to me to say this, but I hope to have contributed a bit to the promotion of injury prevention and sports physiotherapy internationally.

One skill that’s served you well?

Staying humble (and working hard).

Worst injury you’ve treated?

Mobilising the upper limbs of …

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