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Alan Bass, the doctor for England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 90.

14.02.20

The FMPA are sad to hear of the passing of England World Cup 1966 Team Doctor, Alan Bass.  The former Harley Street consultant was seated next to manager Sir Alf Ramsey as England beat West Germany 4-2. Bass was also England’s doctor at the 1970 World Cup, and treated Gary Lineker’s broken wrist before the […]

16 November 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Mönchengladbach: Soccer: European Championship qualification, Germany - Belarus, Group stage, Group C, 9th matchday in Borussia Park. Germany's Luca Waldschmidt grasps her face. Luca Waldschmidt suffered several injuries, some of them severe, in the qualification match of the German national football team against Belarus for the European Championship (4:0). On Sunday, the German Football Association informed about the first diagnosis: midface fracture with concomitant concussion as well as an injury to the right knee and ankle joint. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences.

Concussion Study

14.02.20

Do you work in football? Are you involved in the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion? If so, FMPA University partners Queen Mary University of London would like to invite you to participate in an anonymous online questionnaire asking about your thoughts and current practice around assessment and management of concussion. Please click here to complete […]

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MIKE CLEGG INTERVIEW WITH FMPA CEO EAMONN SALMON

12.02.20

The Football Medicine & Performance (FMPA) CEO, Eamonn Salmon, talks about the history of the FMPA with Mike Clegg. From inception to the present day we hear from Eamonn on why the FMPA was set up for all medicine and performance disciplines within professional football, what the purpose is and what the aims are.  Eamonn reveals the struggles […]

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Managing Mental Health Emergencies in Elite Football

07.02.20

Feature / Tim Rogers Emergency is not a word or situation that many in football would necessarily associate with mental ill health. However, psychiatric symptoms can cause a range of situations in which a player or coach is in a situation of imminent risk. This may be through behaviour caused by intense personal distress or […]

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Mental Health of the Elite Young Athlete

27.01.20

Dr Manroy Sahni & Dr Johnson Pok-Him Tam Elite sport demands results. For each new generation of athletes, the bar is set higher. They strive to run further and to jump higher to surpass the achievements of their heroes. Elite sport is competitive. Young athletes at the pinnacle of their development groups are exposed to […]

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FMPA Conference & Awards 2020 sponsored by Essity

22.01.20

HEADLINE SPONSOR The FMPA once again welcome Essity to the FMPA Conference & Awards as headline sponsor. Essity (trading as BSN medical) is a leading global health and medical solutions provider, specialising in the areas of Wound Care, Physiotherapy and Fracture Management products. “Our brands have stood the test of time and are well-known in […]

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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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Alan Bass, the doctor for England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 90.

14.02.20

The FMPA are sad to hear of the passing of England World Cup 1966 Team Doctor, Alan Bass.  The former Harley Street consultant was seated next to manager Sir Alf Ramsey as England beat West Germany 4-2. Bass was also England’s doctor at the 1970 World Cup, and treated Gary Lineker’s broken wrist before the […]

16 November 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Mönchengladbach: Soccer: European Championship qualification, Germany - Belarus, Group stage, Group C, 9th matchday in Borussia Park. Germany's Luca Waldschmidt grasps her face. Luca Waldschmidt suffered several injuries, some of them severe, in the qualification match of the German national football team against Belarus for the European Championship (4:0). On Sunday, the German Football Association informed about the first diagnosis: midface fracture with concomitant concussion as well as an injury to the right knee and ankle joint. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences.

Concussion Study

14.02.20

Do you work in football? Are you involved in the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion? If so, FMPA University partners Queen Mary University of London would like to invite you to participate in an anonymous online questionnaire asking about your thoughts and current practice around assessment and management of concussion. Please click here to complete […]

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MIKE CLEGG INTERVIEW WITH FMPA CEO EAMONN SALMON

12.02.20

The Football Medicine & Performance (FMPA) CEO, Eamonn Salmon, talks about the history of the FMPA with Mike Clegg. From inception to the present day we hear from Eamonn on why the FMPA was set up for all medicine and performance disciplines within professional football, what the purpose is and what the aims are.  Eamonn reveals the struggles […]