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Dr Mark Gillett appointed Medical Advisor to the Premier League


Dr Mark Gillett has been formally appointed to the role of Medical Advisor at the Premier League. The former West Bromwich Albion FC Medical Director and current Head of Medical at Nottingham Forest FC will take up his role with immediate effect. FMPA CEO Eamonn Salmon said “Mark is well known to us at the […]


Are standards of care falling in the professional game?


FMPA CEO Eamonn Salmon shares some of his concerns in the professional game. “One of our main aims has always been to improve standards but there are many questions still to be addressed; areas such as governance, indemnity, safeguarding, fitness to practise and the increasing `brain drain` of skilled practitioners from the game, to name […]

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GEOFF SCOTT  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 […]

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Life after football – Rob Swire


So what do colleagues get up to in the first years after leaving the game? We ‘Kick Off’ this series catching up with the former Manchester United physiotherapist Rob Swire In what circumstances did you leave football? I had been working in football since 1990 (starting with Halifax Town FC in 1990 and at Manchester […]

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Former Manchester City Academy Head of Performance scoops top award


Congratulations to Grant Downie who was awarded the Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine and Performance at last nights’ North West Football Awards.  Grant’s distinguished career spans over 32 years at the heart of professional football and elite sport including full time and advisory positions at Middlesbrough FC, Glasgow Rangers FC, Team […]

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After last year’s amazing charity walks by Jeff Stelling and thousands of our supporters across the UK, lets march again in 2018. Why? Because prostate cancer has now overtaken breast cancer to become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, taking one man every 45 minutes. So far, 6,300 walkers have raised over £700,000 […]

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The 2019 Conference Educational panel is now in place to lead the event programme. Nigel Cox is currently Mens Development Physiotherapist for the FA and is former head of medical services at Derby County FC and Queens Park Rangers FC and has over 20 years experience in Professional football.       Kevin Paxton is […]

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Leave your rivalries on the pitch and join a 145 mile pedal pilgrimage to Amsterdam to stop prostate cancer being a killer


On 7-9 June 2019, more than 500 football fans will unite to cycle 145 miles over two days, finishing at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena. It’s an opportunity to meet like-minded people and most importantly raise money to beat a disease killing one man every 45 minutes. *Get £50 off the registration fee using code: EARLYBIRD50 when you register […]

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Read more about how huge rewards to both the Clubs and the Medicine and Performance departments via a potential tax rebate is available to your club for qualifying medical/rehab activities. READ MORE:

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Manchester City’s Scot McAllister joins FMPA Committee


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 been involved in supporting Manchester City’s Women’s Development Programme and 1st Team. Prior to joining City, Scot worked for […]

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FMPA conference & Awards 2018 – Partnership Opportunities Announced


The FMPA has released the first wave of the 2019 Conference & Awards partnership opportunities.  The event, now in its SIXTH year, will once again take place at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel on 17th/18th May 2019. The FMPA Conference and Awards brings together an impressive audience of medicine and performance practitioners and has become […]

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Shine TV are looking for doctors and medics for the new series of Channel 4’s Bafta winning The Island with Bear Grylls


Do you ever secretly wonder what would happen if you were stranded on a desert island? Stripped of 21st century comforts, do you think you could survive? Shine TV are looking for doctors and medics for the new series of Channel 4’s Bafta winning The Island with Bear Grylls. In previous series, the volunteers were stripped […]


FMPA partner with Kick It Out – Let’s kick racism and discrimination out of football – together


The FMPA is delighted to support Kick It Out.   For the last 25 years Kick It Out has been at the heart of the drive towards equality, inclusion and cohesion for everyone who plays, watches or participates in football. Having started as ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football’ in 1993, it has evolved into an […]

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FMPA Member David Edge has sadly passed away


David worked in both Semi-professional and Professional football for over thirty years in both part-time and full-time positions. He linked these roles with a lecturing career in Further and Higher Education along with an External Examiners role. David taught and examined many medical staff who now work in the Premier League and Skybet English Football […]

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  The FMPA has recognised the need and the value of having expertise in this area and accordingly have expanded our legal service to include one of the most highly regarded lawyers within this field to advise and support members. Andrea James is already known to many following her recent presentation at the FMPA Conference […]

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With the advent of the FMPA Register,Nutritionists are now looking to consolidate their own network by calling on fellow colleagues to help their profession become an established entity in Professional Football. Since Clubs are increasingly employing full and part-time Nutritionists as part of their medical support now is the time to step up to the […]


Fit 4 Sport continue support for the FMPA


The FMPA are delighted that Fit 4 Sport continue their support for the 2018/2019 season. “Fit4Sport is your number one choice for sports therapy, physiotherapy, sports first aid and exercise fitness products. Stock up your treatment room supplies with great bulk purchases on tapes and strapping, massage lotions, hot and cold packs, felts and foams […]

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FMPA welcomes brand new Business Partner Wattbike – The ultimate testing, conditioning and rehabilitation tool


Since its launch in 2008, the Wattbike has become an icon in elite sport. Initially designed in partnership with British Cycling, the Wattbike was immediately adopted by world class athletes and teams from sports ranging from athletics to rugby and boxing to bobsleigh. The unique design of the air resistance system combined with independently verified, […]




The FMPA is delighted to welcome our latest Business Partner – Renew Enhanced Circulation. Renew Therapy gives everyone the opportunity to enhance their circulation through the introduction of External Counter Pulsation (ECP) technology. Widely regarded as an effective method to increase blood flow, ECP Therapy can help athletes improve their sports performance and injury recovery […]


FMPA welcomes Vivomed as Business Supplier


Vivomed is delighted to continue its support of the FMPA. With their fully licensed pharmacy, Vivomed is your first choice for all your pharmaceutical and physiotherapy supplies. Working with many of the top teams in the UK, Vivomed can work with your medical team to supply everything you need in a smooth and efficient way. Next day […]

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FMA Member Anthony Colman tells us more about Football to Amsterdam


  It appeared that almost everyone had a story to tell and some of them were truly heart-breaking.  On day one 87 miles we started from The London velodrome to Harwich for the ferry to the Hook of Holland. After a 6 mile detour up a big hill after the lunch stop it suddenly became […]

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MEMBER NEWS: Lee Taylor & Daniel Simm appointed at Peterborough United FC


Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has confirmed the new appointments to his staff at the football club following a number of departures over the last few months with individuals departing the ABAX Stadium to develop their career. The club can confirm that Daniel Simm has been appointed as the club’s new Head of Medical, while […]

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Tony Tompos joins Aberdeen FC as First Team Physiotherapist


FMA Member, Tony Tompos, has left St Johnstone to take up a new postition at Aberdeen FC. In an Tony with the Club Tony stated “I am from Rochdale, which is east Manchester. It is between Yorkshire and Lancashire, that is why I have a strange accent! “When I was younger, I actually supported West […]