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FMPA announces Business Club Partnership with RSP

19.03.19

RSP manufacture inertial machines, technology applied to high performance sports, increasing demands in eccentric action after a concentric action, due to inertial weights. One of the leading trends in strength training. Strength & Conditioning Coaches, sports rehabilitator and physiotherapists  are always in the centre of what they do, and they work to provide them with […]

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BBC SPORTS PRESENTER HUGH FERRIS TO HOST THE FMPA AWARDS 2019

15.03.19

The FMPA are delighted to announce that BBC TV presenter Hugh Ferris will be hosting the FMPA awards evening at the FMPA Conference & Awards 2019 17/18 May. Hugh is a TV, radio and events presenter with nearly 16 years experience, spending most of his working life with BBC Sport. He appears on BBC TV, presenting the sport […]

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FMPA proud to work in partnership with Manchester FA

12.03.19

FMPA are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Manchester FA. This is the start of a programme to engage with regional FA’s in supporting the medical service to their players. The arrangement with Manchester
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FMPA CONFERENCE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

11.03.19

21ST CENTURY PLAYER PREPARATIONS….. How far have we come? The 6th Annual Conference programme has been announced.  The 2019 Conference will take a critical look at Medicine and Performance across the professional men’s and women’s game.  In 30 years the number of days lost to injuries has not improved. What has changed in the game and are […]

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FMPA Team up with Children with Cancer UK

09.03.19

The FMPA are delighted to announce that it has formed a charity partnership with Children with Cancer UK.  Over the coming months and at the FMPA Conference & Awards we are hoping to raise as much money as we can to help this worthwhile cause. Regional Fundraising Manager, Ashleigh McCluskey said “On behalf of all my […]

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FMPA Partner with L & M Consulting – Performance Psychology for Business and Sport

15.02.19

L&M Consulting Limited assists individuals, teams and organisations achieve sustainable, optimal performance through the prioritisation of positive psychological wellbeing. We are a small, high-calibre consultancy whose unique blend of expertise and practical experience in performance, wellbeing and clinical psychology, and in leadership, mentoring and cultural change, enables us to provide a comprehensive and complementary range […]

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FMPA REGISTER FRONT PAGE FEATURE IN ‘FRONTLINE’ THE PHYSIOTHERAPY MAGAZINE FOR CSP MEMBERS

13.02.19

CSP members can now read our article in the latest magazine – Issue 2 Volume 25 FMPA CEO Eamonn Salmon talks about how the FMPA have a terrific resource of practitioners who, upon leaving the game, enter into private practice with tremendous skills and knowledge. But the grassroots game has had little or no investment […]

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Refusal to introduce concussion substitutes ‘dangerous’ and ‘preposterous’

06.02.19

The chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group into brain injuries has branded football “absolutely preposterous” for its ongoing refusal to introduce temporary concussion substitutes. As reported on Tuesday by The Telegraph, the International Football Association Board will defy suggestions from Premier League doctors and Fifpro, the world players’ union, to introduce ‘concussion bins’ this year amid fears inside […]

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Dr Mark Gillett appointed Medical Advisor to the Premier League

14.01.19

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 […]

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Are standards of care falling in the professional game?

11.12.18

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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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR HEAD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY JOINS FMPA COMMITTEE

03.12.18

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

30.11.18

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

13.11.18

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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GET INVOLVED WITH JEFF STELLING FOR PROSTATE CANCER UK

07.11.18

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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FMPA CONFERENCE PANEL ANNOUNCED

02.11.18

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

30.10.18

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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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT R&D

29.10.18

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: https://www.fmpa.co.uk/rd/

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Manchester City’s Scot McAllister joins FMPA Committee

25.10.18

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

17.10.18

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

26.09.18

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 […]

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Club Membership – the way forward

13.07.17

There has been a rise in the number of clubs who now subscribe ALL their staff for FMA Membership.  It is important for every department to get their team behind them and with a small cost but high value, membership is increasingly being seen as a must have for medical and science staff in the […]

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Emotional tribute at FMA Conference to Matt Salmon

30.05.17

The FMA Conference & Awards 2017 held this weekend saw a touching tribute from Mansfield Town’s Fitness Rehabilitation Coach, Lee Taylor, made in honour of physiotherapist Matt Salmon who died on Friday. Notts County, who won the FMA League 2 Medical & Science Team 2016/2017, dedicated their award to the 25-year-old, who was diagnosed with […]

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Vivomed on board as FMA Business Club Member

27.09.17

The FMA are delighted to be working with Vivomed for the 2017/2018 season. Vivomed is a family owned and run sports medicine supply company. Vivomed also has a licensed Pharmacy and 2 full time pharmacists meaning we can supply all your medical team’s requirements from physiotherapy consumables, pharmaceuticals to trauma equipment. This year Vivomed were […]