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FMPA welcomes university partner: University of Central Lancashire

13.07.21

The FMPA is delighted to welcome the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) as a University Partner for the 2021/2022 season.  Whether you are seeking to develop your knowledge, enhance your career or to change direction completely, UCLAN’s range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next big step with their postgraduate courses. […]

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REST VS REPS: GETTING THIS PRESEASON RIGHT

01.07.21

Much has been made of the fitness issues that have plagued the footballing world for the last year. Stunted calendars, disrupted schedules and a lack of a proper preseason underpinned the quality and consistency of player performance in 2020/21. In what will be a return to normality for scheduling, how are clubs planning on undoing […]

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“BREAKTHROUGH” WELLNESS DEVICE HELPED MAGUIRE GET FIT FOR EUROS

28.06.21

Harry Maguire reveals ProMOTION EV1 helped him recover from ankle injury Maguire Joins England legend Wayne Rooney backing new technology Rooney “delighted” that he’s been able to help play a part in Maguire’s return     England centre back Harry Maguire has revealed how a new “game-changing” wellness device helped him get fit for the […]

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DOES LOAD MANAGEMENT USING THE ACUTE: CHRONIC WORKLOAD RATIO PREVENT HEALTH PROBLEMS?

21.06.21

FEATURE/ Torstein Dalen-Lorentsen Health problems are common among elite youth footballers, who experience similar injury and illness patterns and burden as senior professional players.1-3 Previous studies in elite youth football have found that at any given time of the season, the prevalence of health problems is over 40%.3 Loss of participation due to health problems […]

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Portable therapy device for elite athletes ProMOTION EV1 sponsors Football Medicine & Performance Association Virtual Conference

11.06.21

The ProMOTION EV1 – a new therapeutic product that enables medical professionals and physiotherapists to support injured athletes back to fitness, faster – is this year’s Football Medicine & Performance Association (FMPA) Virtual Conference Platinum Sponsor. Furthermore, ProMOTION have agreed a wider sponsorship of the FMPA generally to showcase the product to the foremost medical […]

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DO NIGGLES MATTER? INJURY SURVEILLANCE IS A KEY STEP IN THE PREVENTION OF INJURIES

27.05.21

FEATURE / DR MATT WHALAN It has long been acknowledged that injury surveillance is the cornerstone for the development of effective injury prevention programs and systems (Van Mechelen etal, 1992). Without injury surveillance it is difficult to not only determine what injuries you need to target but also, surveillance ensures that your intervention is effective. […]

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NO TIME TO WASTE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BEYOND: SCREENING FOR MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS AND DISORDERS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

26.05.21

FEATURE / VINCENT GOUTTEBARGE Within the context of professional football, the mental health of players has been legitimately the subject of increasing scrutiny over the past years. The available body of scientific evidence suggests that the prevalence of mental health symptoms among professional footballers is substantial, or at least similar to the prevalence of the […]

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THE MATCH DEMANDS OF ELITE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE INTEGRATIVE RESEARCH FRAMEWORKS

20.05.21

FEATURE/DR PAUL BRADLEY   The popularity of women’s football has increased exponentially in recent years with both the number of registered players and spectators continuing to grow across the world (Bradley and Vescovi, 2015). For instance, approximately 13 million females are now playing organised football with around 3 million registered as players (FIFA, 2019). The […]

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Long Covid – The Current State of Play

17.05.21

The FMPA have recently been in discussion with the League Managers Association (LMA) who have kindly agreed for us to disseminate their recent webinar on long COVID. The webinar is a collaboration between the LMA, the Premier League and Cleveland Clinic and gives an up to date presentation from a panel of experts on this […]

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DEFINING BEST-PRACTICE NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL: THE UEFA EXPERT GROUP STATEMENT

06.05.21

FEATURE / JAMES COLLINS AND ALAN MCCALL The role and impact of nutrition on the health and performance of professional footballers is becoming more prominent within the game. Despite growing popularity and influx of research focused on football nutrition, there have been no clear guidelines for over a decade that can help practitioners make decisions […]

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CEO Message: Eamonn Salmon

04.05.21

The Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for our members this past year with the implementation of the strict yet necessary medical protocol, causing huge changes to working practices. Yet some of these changes are likely to stay even as football returns to its “new normal,” since the more imaginative and innovative ideas may have […]

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INFLUENCING PERFORMANCE ON MATCH-DAY: A SPECIFIC LOOK AT SUBS, GOALKEEPERS AND HALF-TIME INTERVENTIONS

21.04.21

  DR MAYUR K RANCHORDAS – Sport Nutrition Consultant     While the implementation of training and preparatory practices occupies the majority of a practitioner’s workload, football match- day also provides opportunities to positively influence performance. Recently, a number of intervention opportunities relating to the practices of substitutes, goalkeepers and consideration of half-time strategies have […]

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Why is there a lack of women working in men’s football?

12.04.21

RACHEL DAVIS, HEAD OF MEDICAL, HARROGATE TOWN FC Rachel Davis has a BSc Degree in Sport and Exercise Therapy and an MSc in Physiotherapy from Leeds Beckett University. She started her career in non-league football working for Wakefield FC and Harrogate Railway FC before securing a position within the Leeds United FC Academy, working with the U9-U16.   […]

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REHABILITATION OF AN ANTERIOR TALOFIBULAR LIGAMENT INJURY IN A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER INCORPORATING THE USE OF THE EMPOWERBAND ANKLE SUPPORT

06.04.21

FEATURE / DAVID FEVRE MSC, CHRIS WILDING MSC, RHYS DALY & CHASE HOMER Lateral ankle ligament injuries are common in most sports, particularly in football. The most recent studies put the incidence of such an injury in a range of 10-17% of all injuries (1,2,3) in elite soccer. The majority of these injuries are managed […]

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Senior Lecturer at Derby University, Dr Andrew Butterworth, joins FMPA

01.04.21

Dr. Andrew Butterworth is an applied performance analyst, working with a range of different sports to provide analytical support. He is also a senior lecturer & programme leader at the University of Derby. Dr Butterworth joins the FMPA Editorial Panel for the ‘football medicine & performance’ publication. “I am proud to be programme leader for two […]

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WELCOME UNIVERSITY PARTNER AECC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

31.03.21

      The Football Medicine & Performance Association are would like to welcome AECC University College as our University Partner. There are many different reasons to enrol on a higher education course. This might include the desire to start a new career or develop an existing one, to turn an interest into something more, or […]

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AVAILABILITY EQUALS WINNABILITY: THE EFFECTS OF A PERIODISED TRAINING MODEL ON PLAYER AVAILABILITY IN ELITE SOCCER – A CASE STUDY (PART 3)

30.03.21

FEATURE / Damian Roden   In the first edition of the Football Medicine and Performance Association 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 training week, how this contributed to the highest player […]

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football medicine & performance – Out now

29.03.21

Welcome to the 34th edition of Football Medicine & Performance. Over a year into the pandemic, professional football has begun to find its feet and navigate its way with fixtures rarely postponed and European competition continuing in the Men’s and Women’s game. The ‘knock-on’ effect of this is congested schedules, with interdisciplinary teams needing to […]

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Redundancies & Dismissals: One year on….

23.03.21

One year on from the first lockdown and the FMPA are beginning to see an upsurge in redundancies and dismissals for their members. In what is currently an uncertain industry there has never been a more important time to ensure you have the support of a member organisation whose inside knowledge and experience of how […]

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NEW PODCAST: BRINGING WELL-BEING INTO THE PERFORMANCE PICTURE

17.03.21

SARAH MURRAY, SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST, BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FC   Sarah is currently women’s senior psychologist at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club working with the first team in the WSL top tier. Having joined BHAFC in 2013 she was tasked with setting up performance psychology across the whole club, performance psychology is integrated fully […]