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FMPA welcomes Sterosport as Business Supplier

11.10.21

“Sterosport brings a highly sought-after source of knowledge, information, products and contacts to help like-minded people in the sporting community. As a Manchester based company, we are proud to support such a vast and diverse range of passionate sports teams and athletes in our region.”  Adam Brown, Managing Director – Steroplast Healthcare     About […]

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Importance of Sleep for Elite Footballers – Anna West

11.10.21

Anna West is a Sleep, Recovery and Well-Being Specialist working with Brentford FC and Founder of Sleep2Perform, a high-performance consultancy who specialise in sleep and recovery. Anna is interviewed by Eleanor Trezise, a medical student, who recently undertook a sports medicine internship for medical students at Premier League football club Southampton FC. Open Access – Listen now […]

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PITCHSIDE IMMEDIATE CARE WITH DR JONNY GORDON

26.09.21

Last October’s episode of the FMPA podcast saw Dr Andrew Shafik chat with Dr Jonny Gordon about his pivotal role in the development of pitchside immediate care as well as how things have needed to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ NOW or LISTEN HERE

FROM NON-LEAGUE TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND BACK AGAIN

FROM NON-LEAGUE TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND BACK AGAIN: USING LESSONS LEARNT TO INFORM AN ACLR REHABILITATION CASE STUDY – PART ONE

24.09.21

Mark Armitage, School of Health and Sports Sciences, University of Suffolk   Introduction   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are one of the most common and impactful sports injuries, with surgical reconstruction remaining standard for those wanting to return to high function (1,2). Despite such procedures, less than half will return to sport within the […]

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS DURING TESTING AND RTP DECISION MAKING AFTER ACL RECONSTRUCTION?

22.09.21

FEATURE / Enda King The first thing any athlete wants to know when they have been given a diagnosis of ACL injury and are scheduled for reconstructive surgery is – “When will I be ready to return to play?” This is understandable given the potential influence of the outcome after surgery on their short and […]

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LIGHTFORCE® CASE STUDY FEATURE

22.09.21

FEATURE / LUTON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – SIMON PARSELL   As many that have played in the division would testify, the EFL Championship is one of the most competitive leagues in domestic football globally, not only in terms of the quality and calibre of teams involved, but through the rigorous fixture schedule set out.   […]

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SONLEVO CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH FMPA

15.09.21

The FMPA is delighted that Sonlevo are continuing their partnership for the 2021/2022 Season. ** 30% DISCOUNT FOR FMPA MEMBERS – CLICK HERE ** 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 […]

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Union representation and Enhanced legal support

13.09.21

The FMPA have now secured a pathway for union representation for members. This comes after several months of discussion and investigation looking into providing the right format for members working in our industry and means that any member who faces a disciplinary can now access union support from the FMPA throughout the process. Our website […]

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BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

12.09.21

FEATURE / CHRIS BRIGHT With any new medical diagnosis, you may expect your life to change and have adaptations made to your way of living. Living with a chronic illness like type 1 diabetes is all of those things and none of those things all at the same time. Yes, life changes, but we all […]

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DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CONCUSSION IN SPORT: WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

09.09.21

FEATURE / DR PATRICK O’HALLORAN Concussion is a common medical problem encountered not just in the athletic population but also in the general public with approximately 1.4 million cases of traumatic brain injury (of which, sport related concussion forms part of the mild end of the spectrum) attending hospital per year in the UK. Although […]

HAMSTRING INJURY PREVENTION IN SOCCER PLAYERS A CURRENT NARRATIVE REVIEW

HAMSTRING INJURY PREVENTION IN SOCCER PLAYERS: A CURRENT NARRATIVE REVIEW

08.09.21

FEATURE / CLÉMENT SANSONNET, PATRICE MARINE, JEAN MAZEAS, MAUDE TRAULLÉ & FLORIAN FORELLI   Hamstring injuries are the most common non-contact injuries encountered in professional football, American football, rugby and athletics (especially in sprinters). They alone represent 12 to 17% of total injuries, and more precisely, between 15 and 50% of injuries in professional football. […]

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“Compex UK are proud to now be working directly with the FMPA”

07.09.21

FMPA welcomes Compex UK as Business Partner for the 2021/2022 season. For over 30 years, Compex has been providing clinically-proven and market-leading muscle stimulators to athletes and sports enthusiasts all over the world. Compex has become the world leader in portable muscle stimulators which help improve recovery and performance in sports. Compex’s flagship muscle stimulation technology is an essential to health care professionals […]

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NEW PODCAST: Diagnosis of concussion in sport: Saliva as an objective marker

06.09.21

DR PATRICK O’HALLORAN – SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE REGISTRAR   Dr Patrick O’Halloran is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar in the West Midlands. He is the current matchday Doctor with Worcester Warriors as well as the England Women’s Rugby Pathway Doctor. Patrick is also a member of the NICE Head Injury Guideline update committee. As part of […]

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CEO MESSAGE: Summer 2021

03.09.21

As we emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic there is a sense of optimism prevailing within the football industry that centres on the return to a more normal season, albeit one with modifications. It goes without saying that our sector will bring many adaptations into their normal practice since our members are at the […]

PEARLS AND PITFALLS IN TREATING ATHLETES WITH CORE MUSCLE INJURIEs

PEARLS AND PITFALLS IN TREATING ATHLETES WITH CORE MUSCLE INJURIES

03.09.21

FEATURE / ALEXANDER POOR MD, JAMES P VILLAMERE MD & WILLIAM C MEYERS MD Several decades ago, athletic trainers and physiotherapists opened our eyes to the existence of core muscle injuries (1). We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those practitioners who work alongside athletes, whose keen observations made the case for a comprehensive […]

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‘Breakthrough’ Wellness device helped maguire get fit for euros

01.09.21

England centre back Harry Maguire has revealed how a new “game-changing” wellness device helped him get fit for the Czech Republic match on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 and has subsequently decided to invest in Swellaway Limited, the company which has developed the ProMOTION EV1 product that sports science professionals are hailing as a “breakthrough” for […]

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FMPA WELCOMES MAD-UP AS BUSINESS CLUB FOR 2021/2022 SEASON

24.08.21

Who better than athletes, former professional footballers, to understand the importance of combining physical performance and maintaining a healthy metabolism? Who better to assess the risk of injury before, during and after exercise? Delis Ahou, Guy Moussi and Milos Dimitrijevic pushed their bodies to the limit on the field and in training; they know what […]

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INTRODUCING PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: AN OBJECTIVE SCIENCE

17.08.21

FEATURE / Dr. Andrew D. Butterworth, University of Derby   Performance analysis (PA) is the objective, impartial and reliable recording of performances in matches and training (Hughes & Bartlett, 2008). Using fast developing technologies and trained expert analysts, the discipline seeks to provide vital objectivity and increased comprehension of performance at all levels of the […]

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LIGHTFORCE THERAPY LASERS CONTINUE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WITH FMPA

11.08.21

The FMPA is delighted that LightForce Therapy Lasers will continue their business partnership for the 2021/2022 season and can offer a FREE two month trial of a laser therapy system. “LightForce/Chattanooga are delighted to continue working in partnership with the FMPA again this coming season – we strive to provide class leading rehabilitation equipment and to […]

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FMPA welcomes university partner: University of Central Lancashire

10.08.21

The FMPA is delighted to welcome the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as a University Partner for the 2021/2022 season.   The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus university tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today. We’ve always believed in helping people to seize every opportunity to […]