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‘football medicine & performance’ Issue 46 – Spring Edition OUT NOW

As the season draws to an end, the focus of medical and performance practitioners shifts to reflecting on the season, preseason preparation and the challenges that it brings. The end of the season also signifies that the FMPA conference is on the horizon, an event that combines excellence in educational content and superb networking opportunities for members. Throughout this edition, one can find more information about this year’s event.

As different challenges arise in different leagues and countries in elite football, Leonardo Belotti discusses the role of the physiotherapist in the Italian Serie A. Returning to the hot topic of hamstring injuries, Martin McIntyre’s delves deeper in part 2 of ‘Unravelling the Hamstring Quandary’. Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Andy Williams transcribed podcast continues to discuss management options for ACL injuries in this second part segment. Another important ligamentous injury commonly seen in elite football is ankle syndesmosis injuries. In this two-part series, Everton’s first team physiotherapist Adam Johnson discusses the diagnosis and classification of this injury.

With planning for preseason tours and trips overseas for many, George Nassis reflects on the challenges and potential solutions when playing in warm weather. On the other hand, Juan de la Torre explains the importance of thermography to mitigate injuries in football.

We hope you find this edition interesting and useful for your everyday practice and that we will be able to discuss these topics in further detail during the FMPA Conference in May.

From the Editors:

Dr. Fadi Hassan, Dr. Andrew Shafik, Dr. Daniela Mifsud