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BBC Presenter Hugh Ferris to host 2020 FMPA Awards

20.01.20

Once again the fantastic BBC Presenter, Hugh Ferris, will be hosting the FMPA Awards evening.   The FMPA Awards Dinner is the highlight of the FMPA Conference weekend.  We recognise those teams and individuals who have excelled during the current season and are delighted to commend them for their contribution to professional football. Hugh is a […]

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Joining us for the 2019/2020 season K-Laser

16.01.20

K-Laser is the only commercial therapy laser to have proven, published depth of penetration in short treatment protocols, with its portable size, in-built Wifi and rapid clinical results, it is an excellent addition to medical clinics whether elite sports or healthcare centres. K-Laser is a safe and non-invasive, stimulating the body’s own reparative processes. K-Laser […]

January 5, 2020; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Joaquin Niemann hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the final round in the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA

THE ULTIMATE MIND GAME?

09.01.20

The Ultimate Mind Game? Dr Andrew Murray  For those that have played golf, there is always a shot each time we play that allows us to puff out our chest, and feel like the game is easy. There will also be the missed putt or topped drive that can have us raging. But what of […]

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

03.01.20

Feature / Dr Misia Gervis, Lara Baker & Osimeiro Imoedemhe Recently, mental health and player wellbeing has been more openly discussed with an acknowledgement that clubs need to take responsibility for player welfare. Indeed, it has been well documented that footballers are at risk of experiencing a range of mental health problems. Research has identified […]

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‘football medicine & performance’ introduces expert multidisciplinary editorial team

23.12.19

The FMPA are excited to introduce you to the industry experts who will assist our editor, Sean Carmody, in the decision making of our quarterly publication ‘football medicine & performance’. Sean is joined by a highly skilled and knowledgeable team of panellists for our winter edition and going forward. We welcome: Connie Briggs, Specialist MSK, […]

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MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

18.12.19

Feature / Vincent Gouttebarge & Gino Kerkhoffs In professional football, most of the epidemiological studies have been directed towards the physical health of players, principally towards the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries and more recently their prevention. By contrast, scientific information about the prevalence of mental health symptoms among active or former professional footballers remains limited. […]

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FMPA Advisory board welcomes Dr Imtiaz Ahmad

16.12.19

Dr Imtiaz Ahmad  is Head of Medical at Queens Park Rangers FC having joined the Club in 2016. He has previously worked at Tottenham Hotspur FC, Millwall FC and The FA.  Imtiaz is Co-Chairman of The FA Medical Society (SE) and works at Lord’s for the MCC. He trained at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital […]

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The Role of a Psychotherapist in a Football League Club

11.12.19

FEATURE / GARY BLOOM Sports psychotherapist Gary Bloom works for a football league club. Here he explains what the benefits are of having a sports psychotherapist on the payroll. Before working in a football club I’ve worked as a psychotherapist embedded within state schools in the south of England. My job there was to work […]

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Arsenal Academy Physiotherapist joins FMPA Advisory Committee

09.12.19

Victoria is an Academy Physiotherapist at Arsenal F.C. where she works with the U18 squad.  Her career began at Hamilton Academical F.C. where she progressed to the role Head Physiotherapist before moving to AFC Bournemouth to work with their U21s for two seasons prior to joining Arsenal. Victoria also works with the Scottish Football Association. […]

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FMPA Launches seventh annual conference and awards

03.12.19

The 2020 FMPA Conference & Awards will take place on the 22 and 23 May (FA Cup Final) at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel The annual event brings together an impressive audience of medicine and performance practitioners and has become a must-attend event in the football calendar.  The event offers practitioners an ideal environment to make new […]

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FMPA BUSINESS CLUB: Successful launch for new British mattress brand Sonlevo

28.11.19

New British mattress brand Sonlevo enjoys successful launch and achieves high levels of retailer engagement with an innovative range that offers 400% better airflow than standard foam Sonlevo, a new British mattress brand, launched a unique debut range to market at the NBF’s tenth Bed Show in September 2019. Using proprietary AvidTM foam technology, Sonlevo’s […]

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FMPA welcomes new member to the advisory committee

26.11.19

The FMPA are delighted to welcome Ewan Greenhill to the FMPA Advisory Committee. Ewan is currently Head of Performance and Operations at Yeovil Town Women FC overseeing all aspects of performance and business at the club. Ewan is a sports scientist ‘by trade’ and specialises in working with female athletes having been in the womens […]

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David Cotterill’s Road to Recovery

25.11.19

David Cotterill’s story is a tale of addiction, depression and ultimately redemption. During this conversation with Dr Sean Carmody, he reflects on his new-found purpose as a champion for mental health for those within sport, and beyond. David Cotterill is coming up to 6 months sober when we speak. After each month of sobriety he […]

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THE ROLE OF FOOTBALL CLUBS IN SUPPORTING COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

19.11.19

FEATURE / DR ALAN PRINGLE In recent years football clubs across the UK have begun to develop and deliver a range of programmes and projects aimed at mental health promotion and mental health interventions. Applying mental health interventions through football is effective as it can act as a “hook” to empower people to discuss mental […]

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Medics receive top award

12.11.19

Congratulations to Dr Simon Morris, Newcastle United FC, Dr Paul Catterson, Burnley FC and Ambulance Commander, John Moorhouse on receiving the Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine and Performance last night at the North West Football Awards. The three medical professionals saved the life of former Premier League referee Eddie Wolstenholme, who […]

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INJURY MITIGATION IN TEAM SPORTS

11.11.19

PART-1: A REVIEW OF CURRENT DOGMA FEATURE / COLIN W. FULLER – COLIN FULLER CONSULTANCY Introduction Professional sports are businesses; as such, they should adopt management practices that minimise risk levels and increase the prospect of long-term survival within the sport entertainment market. Businesses measure performance using a range of indicators, such as production rates, […]

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VIDEO PRESENTATIONS: Taking Action – Tackling Mental Health

05.11.19

Sponsored by the Premier League The FMPA now offer access to our mental health symposium held last season.   The video presentations from this event have been loaded on to our website for open access to all practitioners throughout the game. These include talks by Dr Phil Hopley, Consultant Psychiatrist at Cognacity, Colin Bland, CEO of Sporting Chance and […]

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football medicine & performance focus on mental health

10.10.19

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this special edition of the FMPA magazine which is dedicated to mental health. Thankfully the subject is receiving much greater attention in football, and this is perhaps perfectly highlighted by The FA’s recent Heads Up Campaign. However, while greater awareness is needed, it is not without […]

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OPEN ACCESS: Twists, Turns & Entanglement – Complexity and the tricky challenges of sport for the athlete and practitioner

02.10.19

Philip Glasgow & Stephen Mutch Complex decision making is a central pillar of working in performance sport. Are players available for training or competition? What is the optimal training content and progression for an athlete? What is the best intervention for the athlete to resolve an injury while supporting performance? These and many other questions […]

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Aston Villa Club Doctor, Barrie Smith, died aged 86.

30.09.19

The FMPA would like to offer their condolences to the the family and friends of Dr Barrie Smith. Dr Smith looked after the medical needs of our players from the mid-1970s until 2004, initially working alongside club director David “Doc” Targett and subsequently with Phil Bickley. Always a popular figure at Villa Park, he continued […]

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BBC Presenter Hugh Ferris to host 2020 FMPA Awards

20.01.20

Once again the fantastic BBC Presenter, Hugh Ferris, will be hosting the FMPA Awards evening.   The FMPA Awards Dinner is the highlight of the FMPA Conference weekend.  We recognise those teams and individuals who have excelled during the current season and are delighted to commend them for their contribution to professional football. Hugh is a […]

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Joining us for the 2019/2020 season K-Laser

16.01.20

K-Laser is the only commercial therapy laser to have proven, published depth of penetration in short treatment protocols, with its portable size, in-built Wifi and rapid clinical results, it is an excellent addition to medical clinics whether elite sports or healthcare centres. K-Laser is a safe and non-invasive, stimulating the body’s own reparative processes. K-Laser […]

January 5, 2020; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Joaquin Niemann hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the final round in the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA

THE ULTIMATE MIND GAME?

09.01.20

The Ultimate Mind Game? Dr Andrew Murray  For those that have played golf, there is always a shot each time we play that allows us to puff out our chest, and feel like the game is easy. There will also be the missed putt or topped drive that can have us raging. But what of […]