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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 […]

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WHO HAS THE LAST WORD?

23.02.21

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW Manager, Doctor, Physio, Performance Manager, Nutritionist, Player. Nowadays, all are involved in the maintenance and tuning of a high performance athletic machine. But who has priority in decision making? And who should? Have decision making structures been updated to take account of the new realities […]

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Social Support for Wellbeing (Part 3): How to Gain Support to Help You Thrive.

17.02.21

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in wellbeing and performance psychology and is Director of L&M Consulting Ltd.   Gaining other’s support is not just for difficult times. It is also one of the most important things that you can do to help you develop and thrive. This is because social […]

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Social Support for Wellbeing (Part 2): How to Gain Support for Difficult Times.

09.02.21

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in wellbeing and performance psychology and is Director of L&M Consulting Ltd.   In difficult times, gaining support from others is one of the most important things that you can do to help buffer against stress and to cope. This is because social support can […]

29 January 2021, Bavaria, Volkach: The two friends Tina (l) and Mona take part in "singles shopping" in a supermarket in Volkach. Every Friday, "singles shopping" takes place in a supermarket in Volkach from 6 to 8 pm. Singles stick numbered hearts on themselves while shopping and thus reveal themselves to potential admirers. Photo: Nicolas Armer/dpa

SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR WELLBEING (PART 1): HOW TO GAIN AND USE SUPPORT WELL

03.02.21

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in wellbeing and performance psychology and is Director of L&M Consulting Ltd. Songs tell us that we’ll get by with a little help from our friends. We all know that others can help, but few of us use support enough or well enough. Other things […]

180627 Ola Toivonen, goalkeeper coach Maths Elfvendal, head coach Janne Andersson and performance Manager Paul Balsom of Sweden celebrates after the FIFA World Cup WM Weltmeisterschaft Fussball group stage match between Mexico and Sweden on June 27, 2018 in Ekaterinburg. Photo: Petter Arvidson / BILDBYRAN / kod PA / 87737 *** 180627 Ola Toivonen goalkeeper coach Maths Elfvendal head coach Janne Andersson and performance manager Paul Balsom of Sweden celebrates after the FIFA World Cup group stage match between Mexico and Sweden on June 27, 2018 in Ekaterinburg Photo Petter Arvidson BILDBYRAN Code PA 87737 PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxDENxNORxSWExFINxAUT.

NEW PODCAST: The importance of performance analyst within the MDT and the role and application of AI

01.02.21

Dr Paul Balsom is a sports scientist and UEFA pro-qualified coach, with over 20 years of international experience at the highest level of FIFA and UEFA football match activities. He has been a member of the backroom staff at Leicester City since 2008 and King Power owned club OH Leuven in Belgium since 2017. He is […]

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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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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.   […]

Rehabilitation

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 […]

ANDREW BUTTERWORTH

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 […]