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FOOTBALL VISUALISATION: CAPTURING CHAOS AND CULTIVATING CONTEXT

23.12.20

FEATURE / DR PAUL BRADLEY, MR WONWOO JU, MR ANDY LAWS, DR ANTONIO GOMEZ-DIAZ, DR ANDRES MARTIN-GARCIA AND DR MARK EVANS Data visualisation or what is commonly referred to as ‘data viz’ is a tool that translates trends effectively using graphics (Weissgerber et al., 2015). This is an emerging area in science as data presentation […]

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PODCAST: HIGH PERFORMANCE AND MEDICINE & THE VISA SECOND HALF PROGRAMME

14.12.20

KAREN CARNEY MBE, RETIRED FOOTBALLER & EX-OLYMPIAN Karen Carney is a retired footballer and ex-Olympian who played for Birmingham City/Arsenal/Chicago Red Stars/Chelsea/ over 100 caps for England and Team GB. Karen is a current commentator and pundit at the BBC and BT Sport where she provides expert analysis on various games. She is highly skilled […]

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SHOE-SURFACE INTERACTION AND ACL INJURY IN FOOTBALL

02.12.20

FEATURE / Dr Athol Thomson   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in football players carries a high burden for the player, club, and medical team (Bahr et al., 2018, Hägglund et al., 2013, Walden et al., 2016). Players returning from an ACL injury are at a greater risk of re-injury (Walden et al., 2006). Consequently, […]

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN INTEGRATING MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS WITHIN HIGH- PERFORMANCE SPORTS ORGANISATIONS

23.11.20

FEATURE / DR OLIVER FINLAY The post-commercialisation phase of sport has seen a dramatic increase in player wages and subsequently, teams have started to closely examine how they protect, care for, and develop their most valuable assets. When you consider that the wage spends across the 8 major global sports rose to $22.2 billion in […]

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BEYOND THE FIRST 11: KEEPING NON-STARTING PLAYERS FIT IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

13.11.20

FEATURE / DR LIAM ANDERSON For outfield players who play a full competitive match, this typically represents the most demanding day within the training week.1 Nowadays, the training in the lead in to match play is periodized so that the higher loads are in the middle of the week and are tapered into the match […]

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The benefits and challenges of conducting research within professional sport and how to feed back scientific investigations

11.11.20

DR WILL ABBOTT, ACADEMY PERFORMANCE MANAGER AT BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB Will is the Academy Performance Manager at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club having previously gained experience working as a strength & conditioning and sport science practitioner at the club. Will’s current role is to lead a team of S&C, sport science, […]

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ThE APPLICATIoN oF INjURy PREVENTIoN PRogRAMMES IN PRoFESSIoNAL FooTBALL

09.11.20

FEATURE / JACK HUGHES Good runs in several cup competitions, including reaching subsequent EFL trophy finals, as well as entering the League One play-offs in each of the last two seasons, has seen Portsmouth play a record number of games. 62 games in 2018-19 was on course to be matched in 2019-20, having played 50 […]

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SONLEVO ** 30% DISCOUNT FOR FMPA MEMBERS**

09.11.20

The FMPA are delighted that new British mattress brand Sonlevo have partnered with us for the 2020/2021 season. 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 […]

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Access to BJSM Continues for FMPA Members

05.11.20

As part of Membership, the FMPA is pleased to confirm that free access to the British Journal of Sports Medicine continues. The benefits include: Global, high quality research from British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s leading journal Enjoy 24/7 access on your desktop, tablet or smartphone Multimedia content relevant to the whole international sport and […]

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Essity:  Supporting the FMPA for the 2020/2021 Season

02.11.20

Essity is pleased to extend its long-standing support for the 2020/21 season and continue a valued relationship with the FMPA. As a leading global hygiene and health company, Essity is dedicated to improving well-being. In medical solutions, Essity offers products and services in advanced wound care, compression therapy and orthopaedics with strong brands that include […]

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LightForce deep tissue laser therapy at Rotherham United FC

28.10.20

Rotherham United uses LightForce deep tissue laser therapy to help players recover faster. Mark Hoy, Head Physiotherapist, shares how laser therapy helps players through pre- and post-workout treatments that provide pain relief and speed up the recovery process.   WATCH NOW

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PITCHSIDE IMMEDIATE CARE, FOOTBALL MEDICINE PATIENT CARE AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN COVID-19

21.10.20

DR JONNY GORDON, EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONSULTANT & FIRST TEAM DOCTOR, MEN’S SCOTLAND NATIONAL FOOTBALL SQUAD Jonny is as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in Glasgow and is the first team doctor to the men’s Scotland national football squad. He has also been the first team doctor at Celtic FC and was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer […]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH… ANDY MASSEY, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, FIFA

15.10.20

IN CONVERSATION WITH… ANDY MASSEY, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, FIFA Your time with FIFA began just as COVID-19 was taking hold and lockdown measures were being introduced. How has the organisation approached the pandemic from a medical perspective? What has been done to support its members in this regard? The entire world is facing an unprecedented health […]

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FMPA CEO MESSAGE: EAMONN SALMON

13.10.20

There is no question that the coronavirus pandemic has had a profound effect on professional football and as we all know, its business is not yet finished. Looking back it seemed the challenge to our industry which emerged upon lockdown was insurmountable and once games were suspended, well then the true reality of the situation […]

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FMPA PODCASTS NOW AVAILABLE VIA SPOTIFY

06.10.20

The Football Medicine & Performance educational output continues to grow, with Dr Andrew Shafik leading our podcast series. Dr Andrew Shafik is a Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Northern Deanery, BJSM reviewer and Editorial Board Member at FMPA’s publication ‘football medicine & performance’. So far the series has included: Human factors in high performance football and […]

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Availability Equals Winnability: The effects of a periodised training model on player availability in elite soccer – A Case Study (Part 2)

02.10.20

Feature / Damian Roden In the last edition of the Football Medicine and Performance Magazine (issue 32) the structure and rationale behind the training model implemented during Seattle Sounders MLS Cup winning season in 2019 was discussed. It detailed the intricacies of a typical week, how it contributed to the highest player availability in the […]

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From the editors: ‘football medicine & performance’

25.09.20

Football’s return in June hinted at the first green shoots of recovery from what has been the most turbulent period in living memory. The initial feelings of discomfort watching clinical workers carrying out COVID tests at training grounds and face coverings becoming part of matchday kit, have been replaced by a resolute sense of commitment […]

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Introducing new co-editor Dr Fadi Hassan

23.09.20

The FMPA introduces Dr Fadi Hassan as co-editor of ‘football medicine & performance‘.  Dr Hassan is a West Midlands based medical doctor working within the NHS  and with Birmingham City Football Club Academy. Editor Dr Sean Carmody said “I am delighted to welcome Dr Fadi Hassan to work alongside me to co-edit this publication. Fadi has […]

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‘football medicine & performance’ – Issue 33 – OUT NOW

21.09.20

The FMPA brings you the next issue of the popular publication ‘football medicine & performance’.  Following a slight disruption to our normal schedule this extended edition is full of high quality content and at almost SIXTY pages, this digital version is sure to appeal to all practitioners within and beyond the professional game. VIEW PUBLICATION 

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LightForce Therapy Lasers – Exclusive TWO month FREE trial for FMPA affiliated Clubs and Clinics

16.09.20

The FMPA are delighted that LightForce Therapy Lasers will continue their business partnership for the 2020/2021 season with the FMPA and can offer a FREE two month trial of a laser therapy system. LightForce Therapy Lasers is the leading US–based manufacturer of deep tissue therapy lasers. Powering over 7,500 treatments worldwide everyday, and trusted by […]

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FOOTBALL VISUALISATION: CAPTURING CHAOS AND CULTIVATING CONTEXT

23.12.20

FEATURE / DR PAUL BRADLEY, MR WONWOO JU, MR ANDY LAWS, DR ANTONIO GOMEZ-DIAZ, DR ANDRES MARTIN-GARCIA AND DR MARK EVANS Data visualisation or what is commonly referred to as ‘data viz’ is a tool that translates trends effectively using graphics (Weissgerber et al., 2015). This is an emerging area in science as data presentation […]

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PODCAST: HIGH PERFORMANCE AND MEDICINE & THE VISA SECOND HALF PROGRAMME

14.12.20

KAREN CARNEY MBE, RETIRED FOOTBALLER & EX-OLYMPIAN Karen Carney is a retired footballer and ex-Olympian who played for Birmingham City/Arsenal/Chicago Red Stars/Chelsea/ over 100 caps for England and Team GB. Karen is a current commentator and pundit at the BBC and BT Sport where she provides expert analysis on various games. She is highly skilled […]

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SHOE-SURFACE INTERACTION AND ACL INJURY IN FOOTBALL

02.12.20

FEATURE / Dr Athol Thomson   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in football players carries a high burden for the player, club, and medical team (Bahr et al., 2018, Hägglund et al., 2013, Walden et al., 2016). Players returning from an ACL injury are at a greater risk of re-injury (Walden et al., 2006). Consequently, […]