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Treatment of Meniscal injuries in professional football players

17.08.22

FEATURE / K.BORQUE, M.JONES, M.LAUGHLIN, M.COHEN, D.JOHNSON & A.WILLIAMS Meniscal injuries in footballers are a common cause of missed game time and even have the potential to be career shortening. While the treatment approach must take into account the footballer’s position, time in season, and contract status, goals remain the same: achieving the quickest safe […]

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NEW PODCAST: Rehabilitation and return to sport after ACL reconstruction – DR MATTHEW BUCKTHORPE

15.08.22

Dr Matthew Buckthorpe is an educator, applied researcher and practitioner focusing on sports injury rehabilitation, prevention, and performance coaching. He has worked as a sport injury rehabilitation specialist and R&D specialist with the Isokinetic Medical Group. He has recently transitioned to academia, now as a senior lecturer in Strength and conditioning and physiology at St […]

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CEO MESSAGE – Summer 2022

12.08.22

The appointment of education team members in support of our magazine is a significant step forward in the development of our highly respected publication. As we approach our 40th edition later this year we are now set to enhance and expand our reach for articles and will continue to bring you the latest up to […]

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PAINKILLER MISUSE IN FOOTBALL, PART OF THE JOB?

10.08.22

FEATURE / DANIEL READ, AARON C.T. SMITH & JAMES L. SKINNER Introduction If boxing is the ‘hurt game’ then professional football has surely become the ‘pain game’. Individualism and a competitiveness are deeply embedded within professional football and while these values make for dramatic sport experiences, it also means that players are treated as commodities […]

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INTRODUCING IPRS MEDIQUIPE AS BUSINESS SUPPLIER

08.08.22

The FMPA is delighted to announce IPRS Mediquipe as Business Supplier for the 2022-23 Season.   IPRS Mediquipe are the sole distributors of BIODEX world-renowned rehabilitation equipment for UK & Ireland customers. With over 25 years’ experience supplying, maintaining, clinical training of the Biodex equipment. Physical testing, assessment and rehabilitation equipment can be applied to […]

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DR CARL TODD: 200TH ENGLAND GAME AS AN OSTEOPATH

05.08.22

Dr Carl Todd has been providing osteopathic care at The Football Association for the England Men’s senior team since 2005. On June 14th this year he marked his 200th game for the senior team as they played Hungary at the Molineux Stadium as part of the qualification process for the UEFA Nations League. It all […]

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Issue 39 – FMPA PUBLICATION – OUT NOW

02.08.22

The 39th Edition of the Football Medicine and Performance editorial is among us as we embark on another footballing season. Reflecting on this time last year and Euro 2020, Stephen Boyce and Mike Patterson discuss lessons and the challenges of hosting a major football tournament with the added complication of doing so during the global […]

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FUELLING FOR THE WORK REQUIRED IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL: A THEORETICAL MODEL FOR CARBOHYDRATE PERIODISATION

21.07.22

FEATURE / DR LIAM ANDERSON   Introduction   Professional football clubs are continuously posed with new questions that can often be answered through research and development. Whilst it is important to stay in tune with current literature to help answer these questions, it is also important to ask and answer questions that are specific to […]

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JULY 1: Senior physiotherapist Derek Wright takes notes during the Newcastle United Pre-Season Training session at The Newcastle United Training Centre on July 1, 2015, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Long-serving head physio Derek Wright retires

20.07.22

Newcastle United’s long-serving head physiotherapist, Derek Wright, is retiring after an incredible 38 years of service to the club. Derek joined the Magpies’ backroom team in 1984 and has served under 32 permanent or interim managers, as well as treating hundreds of different players. A familiar face in the treatment room, dressing room and on […]

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Dr Carl Todd: 200th England Game as an Osteopath

18.07.22

Listen to our latest podcast from Dr Carl Todd. Dr Todd is a registered osteopath, lecturer, published author and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Academic qualifications includes, a PhD in orthopaedics and clinical science, Masters degree in sport injury medicine and an Honours degree in osteopathy. His professional experience includes consultant osteopath to The […]

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PERSONALISING FEMALE FOOTBALLER HORMONE HEALTH

13.07.22

FEATURE / DR NICOLA KEAY   Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) was first described in the 2014 International Olympic Committee consensus statement . RED-S compromises the interrelated adverse clinical outcomes of low energy availability on both health and performance. Therefore, early identification of athletes at risk of RED-S is a priority as a prevention […]

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Imaging in Football Medicine

08.07.22

FEATURE / M.BORDALO, E.YAMASHIRO, M.RASHED ALNAIMI & J.ARNAIZ   Imaging is an important arsenal in football medicine for guiding diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of sports injuries. An accurate diagnosis is required to design appropriate treatment and to determine prognosis in football players1. Imaging modalities are also utilized to guide interventional procedures in the treatment of […]

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INTERNS, PLACEMENTS & MORALS- AN ETHICAL TALE

06.07.22

FEATURE / RYAN DEFREITAS Introduction The use of unpaid internships in elite sport has typically been used to boost departmental provision. At Leicester City, the club recognised the need to move away from what has often been associated with questionable and unethical working models to ensuring our ‘interns’ have the best possible experience at the […]

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FMPA CEO MESSAGE: Eamonn Salmon

05.07.22

The legacy of the pandemic is an environment whereby people continue to keep a safe distance when passing each other in the street and where working in isolation at home prevails at a cost to work place interaction… But anyone who thinks that the rise of remote and hybrid work will be the downfall of […]

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COVID-19 RECOVERY IN ATHLETES: THE UK WORLD CLASS OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC EXPERIENCE

04.07.22

FEATURE / CRAIG RANSON & JAMES HULL The COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have a devastating impact on global health. Within elite sport, there are typically three main considerations for health practitioners when assessing the athlete who has been infected with COVID-19. Firstly, the risk of illness to an athlete’s immediate health. During […]

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Unique football medicine course kicks off FIFA’s collaboration with University of Bath

24.06.22

A new MSc in Football Medicine launches for 2022, developed by FIFA and the University of Bath. An opportunity for doctors A brand-new postgraduate course in football medicine will launch this September through a unique collaboration between world football’s governing body and the University of Bath. The applied MSc in Football Medicine in association with FIFA, […]

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Athlete Health Through the Lifespan – Insights from Epidemiological Perspectives on Women’s Soccer Athletes

20.06.22

DR AVINASH CHANDRAN Athlete Health Through the Lifespan – Insights from Epidemiological Perspectives on Women’s Soccer Athletes Dr Chandran joined the Datalys Center in January 2020 as the Director of the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program. Prior to joining the Datalys Center, Dr. Chandran was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Exercise and Sport […]

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A FLOCK OF BIRDS AND THE COMPLEX SYSTEMS: UNFOLDING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS IN SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION

17.06.22

FEATURE / KATE YUNG Introduction Since the development of the injury prevention model with the complex systems model [1], there has been increasing interest in the complex systems theory. Practitioners have been trying to understand how the model is relevant to their practice and how will it change their practice. The article aims to explain […]

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THREE P’S OF PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE

13.06.22

Welcome to the FMPA Conference 2022! This years event will be a series of on-line workshops, FREE for FMPA Members. Here FMPA Education Co-ordinator, Kevin Paxton, tells us a little bit more about what we can expect: “After 20+ years of working in professional soccer, many of which have been in English academy or senior […]

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Workshop 3 – DEVELOPING PRODUCTIVITY IN FOOTBALL

09.06.22

What can organisations do to enhance the quality of feedback and review of interdisciplinary delivery to athletes to ensure high levels of productivity? This workshop is designed to explore various technologies, resources and innovations to develop the day to day planning, delivery and review of our training stimulus and dose response and thereby improve the […]