Making the most of multidisciplinary teams

A multidisciplinary team working in professional sport

In theory, MDTs increase the range of skills and expertise available to support athletes and treat patients. In practice, they are breeding grounds for professional mistrust and disagreement. Multidisciplinary teams promise improvements in patient outcomes but are often rendered ineffective by in-fighting and conflict. This article discusses how managers and MDT members can create the conditions necessary for MDT success.

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Jason Tee
Jason Tee
Coach educator and performance consultant

Coach and sports scientist with an interest in player and coach development