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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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SPOTLIGHT ON SUBSTITUTES: WHAT DO WE KNOW?

23.09.19

Samuel P Hills, Steve Barrett & Mark Russell Substitutes in team sports have generated much media attention in recent years, with the head coach of England’s rugby union team, Eddie Jones, now referring to his replacements as ‘finishers, on account of their highly specialised role. Notwithstanding, the practices and responses of substitute players, particularly in […]

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SwimEx launches new zero entry hydrotherapy Pool – The SwimEx 1500 T hydrotherapy Pool Benefits

23.09.19

According to SwimEx engineer Alex Powers, this pool is something SwimEx had been thinking about for a few years.  Built with durable fiberglass construction, the 1500 T features the new zero-entry lift that doubles as a treatment zone, three different water depths, deep wells, a still water area, and a 99-speed water current zone. “We […]

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OPEN ACCESS: A study protocol for the development and internal validation of a multivariable prognostic model to determine lower extremity muscle injury risk in elite football (soccer) players, with further exploration of prognostic factors

20.09.19

Tom Hughes, Richard Riley , Jamie C. Sergeant and Michael J. Callaghan Abstract Background: Indirect muscle injuries (IMIs) are a considerable burden to elite football (soccer) teams, and prevention of these injuries offers many benefits. Preseason medical, musculoskeletal and performance screening (termed periodic health examination (PHE)) can be used to help determine players at risk […]

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Translating Strength into Speed

20.09.19

MIKE MCGURN, INTERNATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH Rate Of Force Development The rate of force development (RFD) is a measure of explosive strength, or simply how fast an athlete can develop force. The definition of RFD is the speed in which the contractile elements of the muscle can develop force (1). Therefore, improving an athlete’s […]

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Sports Pharmacist: What the role provides…

20.09.19

PAUL MOLONEY MPHARM, SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB The role of a Pharmacist in the multi-disciplinary sports medical team is one that is expanding and has plenty of potential to develop in modern day football. Medicine management already has had its place in a lot of clubs, which ensures: ~ Improved record keeping : Provide policies on Medicine Management […]

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SO WHAT DO COLLEAGUES GET UP TO IN THE FIRST YEARS AFTER LEAVING THE GAME?

19.09.19

We talk to former Sunderland AFC First Team Sports Scientist – Scott Pearce   What were the circumstances in which you left football? I left Sunderland AFC in the summer of 2017 after 11 years due to the clubs restructuring process following relegation from the Premier League. Not only was I still smarting from the […]

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Elite football teams that do not have a winter break lose on average 303 player-days more per season to injuries than those teams that do: a comparison among 35 professional European teams

19.09.19

Jan Ekstrand, Armin Spreco,  Michael Davison Objective To compare injury rates among professional men’s football teams that have a winter break in their league season schedule with corresponding rates in teams that do not. Methods 56 football teams from 15 European countries were prospectively followed for seven seasons (2010/2011–2016/2017)—a total of 155 team-seasons. Individual training, […]

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Understanding the team behind the team

18.09.19

Today’s football coaches have large medical teams to help keep their players in optimum physical condition… but what exactly do all those people do? UEFA Direct takes a closer look. France’s victorious 2018 World Cup campaign did not stem solely from the brilliance of men like N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann. Nor, indeed, […]

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Life After Football – Simon Maltby, former Hull City FC Physiotherapist

16.09.19

So, what do colleagues get up to in the first years after leaving the game? We talk to former Hull City FC Physiotherapist, Simon Maltby When did you leave football and what did you do in the immediate term? My last role in football finished in January 2017. I left Hull City in 2011 and then […]

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WHAT DO SPORTS MEDICINE PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN FOOTBALL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPORT PSYCHOLOGY?

14.09.19

Dr Caroline Heaney, The Open University Sport psychology and sports injury are undeniably linked – psychological factors have been shown to impact on both injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. Factors such as high stress levels can increase the risk of injury, whilst the occurrence of a sports injury can lead to several negative psychological reactions […]

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FMPA Member survey throws up alarming results!

13.09.19

The recent survey conducted by the FMPA amongst its members threw up some alarming results. They were not alarming in terms of the issues raised, particularly as these are widely known, but more the confirmation that we are still dealing with concerns that were an integral part of our working environment 25 years ago. Around […]

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Rugby Premiership: Independent doctors to be at all games from 2019-20

12.09.19

Independent doctors will be at all Premiership games from this season to help enforce concussion protocol. They will assist club doctors with head injury assessments and have the final say on whether a player can continue. The system has been in place for some time in international rugby and will now be at Premiership Rugby […]

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INTRODUCING SONLEVO – A BRAND NEW BRITISH MATTRESS BRAND

10.09.19

The FMPA are proud to introduce Business Club Member SONLEVO for the 2019/2020 season. New British mattress brand Sonlevo launches at the NBF’s 10th Bed Show with an innovative debut range offering 400% better airflow than standard foam Key benefits of Sonlevo’s unique debut range: Five mattresses in the range; two full foam mattresses, and three […]

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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, […]