Advisory committee

Screen Shot 2018-10-24 at 11.31.41GEOFF SCOTT

Geoff is well known in the sports physiotherapy community and has been the Head of Physiotherapy at Tottenham Hotspur, since 2004. Previously to this role he worked at Fulham Football Club.  Originally from New Zealand, he worked in many codes such as Rugby, Rugby League and as well as with individual Olympic athletes before choosing to dedicate his time to football.  His clinical interests are combined with injury analytics using data driven models to highlight susceptibility or prevent future injuries using a range of objective data. He holds an MBA from Warwick University after completing a dissertation in injury predictability in footballers based on the injury data collected from thousands of football injuries.


Scot is currently the Lead Physiotherapist for Manchester City’s Loan and Emerging Talent Team, having been at City since 2014. During this time Scot’s role has predominantly been as Head of Physiotherapy (Academy) but has also involved supporting Manchester City’s Women’s Development Programme and 1st Team.

Prior to joining City, Scot worked for 13 years in First Class County Cricket with Lancashire CCC , Yorkshire CCC and the ECB, followed by a year with Scottish Rugby Union.


A GP and Orthopaedic physician who is well known in the football world having worked in the game for over 25 years. Beginning his involvement at Bradford City, Steve went on to spend 14 years at Leeds United as Medical Officer before taking up his current post at Huddersfield Town. A knowledgeable doctor in the field of Sports Medicine with a wealth of experience, Steve has also works with the England Youth Teams on a regular basis.

Alan Rankin PicALAN RANKIN

Alan qualified in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995 and worked one year in the NHS before taking up a post at Rangers Football Club.  Alan became Head of Department 1998 at Port Vale FC before moving to Charlton Athletic FC. It was at this period that Alan completed a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine and took up a part-time role as Head Physiotherapist for the Wales national football squad from 2003 – 2005.  Until 2015, Alan was head of sports medicine at Hamilton Academical FC and was one of the Physiotherapists working with the Scotland national under 21 football squad. He now combines the clinic work with match day Physiotherapy duties for the Glasgow Rocks professional basketball team. In addition, he is part of the medical staff for British Gymnastics.


Having headed up the design and delivery of The Sports Science Department at Middlesbrough for over 10 years Chris is known to many in the Professional game. With a BSc and MSc amongst his credits and a background lecturing, Chris is now a Consultant in applied sports science and currently is involved with West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United amongst others. Chris also has an extensive portfolio of published material making him a much sought after practitioner of his discipline.


Dave is a Consultant Physiotherapist who formerly led the medical set up at Blackburn Rovers for 13 years. Dave has worked with a number of Clubs most notably Manchester United 1994 – 1999 and Wigan Rugby League, Leigh Rugby Club and Great Britain Rugby League. One of the “seniors” amongst us, Dave finds the time to lecture extensively at home and abroad and is currently involved in several research projects.

TONY-STRUDWICK-2Tony Strudwick

Currently Head of Athletic Development at the Wales FA, Tony is one of the most respected and experienced practitioners in his discipline and has a wealth of knowledge to offer the FMPA going forward.


Qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 1977 Graham went on to lecture in Physiotherapy before taking up a post at Glasgow Rangers FC. He has worked extensively in Athletics with National Teams and at the Olympics and was responsible for establishing Lilleshall as the FAs Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Centre in 1986. Still a visiting Professor at the University of Chichester, Graham somehow found the time to set up the Society of Sports Therapists and continues as their chairman to this day. Vastly experienced and held in high regard by the football fraternity amongst us, Graham is a key figure in Sports Medicine.

Screenshot 2017-08-15 12.46.40Dr Bryan English

Bryan’s current role is at Middlesbrough FC where he is Physician in Athletic Development in Football and has been at Middlesbrough since 2013.  Previously, Bryan was the Medical Director at Chelsea FC for over 7 years and he was the Head of Sports Medicine at The Lawn Tennis Association.  Qualifying as a Doctor of Medicine in 1986, Bryan also has Bachelor’s Degrees in Osteopathic Medicine, Sports Medicine and Clinical Biomechanics.

FMPA Committee Members have a 4 year term which is subject to extension.  New Committee Members are nominated by existing Committee Members and where no nomination is received for a particular discipline, the appointee is made at the discretion of the CEO.


Committee Meetings are called bi-annually unless a specific matter requires more urgent addressing and are determined at the time of the meeting.