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video presentation: THE 21ST CENTURY CLUB CHALLENGES FOR THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE MDT

26.01.22

Professor Warren Gregson   Head of Performance Science & R & D, Aspire Academy/Qatar FC, Professor of Exercise Physiology, Football exchanger, Liverpool John Moores University   Like all organisations, football clubs and their MDT have undergone significant transformation in the 21st century driven by increasing financial investment and advances in science and technology. Increasing size and […]

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Hamstring injury patterns in professional male football (soccer): a systematic video analysis of 52 cases

25.01.22

Abstract Objective To closely describe the injury inciting events of acute hamstring injuries in professional male football (soccer) using systematic video analysis. Methods Video footage from four seasons (2014–2019) of the two highest divisions in German male football was searched for moderate and severe (ie, time loss of >7 days) acute non-contact and indirect contact […]

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Guidelines summary to optimise return to play in football players after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

24.01.22

FEATURE / Florian FORELLI   The return to play after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is the major goal of rehabilitation. According to several studies, ACL injury accounts for 6 to 14% (1,2) of injuries in football, however, this injury keeps the athlete away from the field for many months with social and economic impact, as […]

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Quantifying volume and high-speed technical actions to inform the rehabilitation process

18.01.22

FEATURE / GLYN LEWIS, CHRIS DOMOGALLA, CHRIS TOWLSON, STEVE BARRETT   IS IT A BATTLE BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL…. OR ARE THEY A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN? Professional football training programmes prescribed by coaches are multi-factorial due to the physical, technical, tactical, and psychological demands of match-play (1). While the physical outcomes of football training […]

Staying Ahead of the Game

Staying Ahead of the Game

11.01.22

Heading and its proposed link with degenerative neurocognitive conditions has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months. High-profile announcements from former Manchester United and Liverpool players Dennis Law and Terry McDermott outlining their diagnoses have personalised a message that academic research has been unearthing for a while. In light of growing concern about player wellbeing, […]

Navigating organisational change

NAVIGATING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE IN ELITE SOCCER

04.01.22

FEATURE / Andrew Wiseman Sport and Exercise Scientist, PhD student, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America @MrWiseyMan Introduction & Aim Change is ever present. It is a constant in life as we evolve and adapt as human beings. Change itself is often viewed as inherent by sporting organizations as the demand for continual improvement and […]

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INNOVATION IN ANALYSIS: NEVER STANDING STILL

21.12.21

FEATURE / MICHAEL COOPER   Our initial foray in to performance analysis (PA) at the FMPA discussed the growing importance of the discipline in the modern-day game (see issue 35). In a relatively short period of time, the discipline has grown to become widespread at all levels of the game, and though still largely seen […]

Injuries have a negative impact

INJURIES HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON PLAYER PROGRESSION IN AN ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

16.12.21

Jon Larruskain, PhD, Football Scientist, Athletic Club   Professional football clubs aim to develop future First team players in their youth academies. We, as Sports Medicine and Science practitioners, perceive that remaining injury-free is one of the many important aspects in player development (McCall et al., 2016). However, we often find that players, coaches and […]

From non-league to the Premier league

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

09.12.21

Mark Armitage, School of Health & Sports Sciences, University of Suffolk   In part one, a young (21 years old) semi- professional (Step 3) football player was introduced having undergone an ACLR (ipsilateral hamstring graft) on his left limb, around 5 years after experiencing the same injury on his right. Having begun working with the […]

Cover Only Issue 36

‘football medicine and performance’ – Issue 36 OUT NOW

02.12.21

Welcome to the 36th edition of Football Medicine and Performance. We are very pleased to welcome you to the 36th edition of Football Medicine & Performance. This edition is brought to you on the backdrop of a growing output from The FMPA education team including articles, infographics and regular podcasts featuring the latest developments in […]

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New Podcast: What is player care?

01.12.21

HUGO SCHECKTER – FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE PLAYER CARE GROUP What is Player Care? Hugo started The Player Care Group after leaving West Ham United FC, where he was Head of Player Care from 2018 to the end of 2020. He was brought in by the Hammers to create the Player Care department from scratch, […]

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FMPA Financial: THE SECRET TO GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED

10.11.21

The UK tax year ends on 5 April 2022 but early planning can help you avoid a last-minute rush or potentially missed opportunities.  We have put together some reminders that could help you make the most of your money and ensure that you don’t miss the chance to make the most of valuable tax efficiencies and […]

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SWIMEX CONTINUES TO SUPPORT FMPA AS BUSINESS PARTNER

09.11.21

SwimEx Sports Performance Pools and Accelerated recovery hot and cold deep water plunge pools. SwimEx Sports Fitness, Hydrotherapy Pools and Plunge Pools have delivered Sports Wellbeing since 1986. SwimEx’s unique paddlewheel delivers fantastic laminar flow water resistance for sports peak performance training and rehabilitation. Athletes can also commence recovery exercises much earlier due to the […]

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Hip and Groin Rehabilitation – Enda King PHD Msc

02.11.21

Enda King PhD MSc combines his roles as a sports physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and educator through his work with individual athletes and elite teams across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland and traveling internationally to work with athletes and […]

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Former Whites physio Geoff Ladley has passed away aged 89 after a short illness.

19.10.21

Ladley had two separate spells at the club and looked after Currie and his Whites team mates in the first of those stints from the late 1970s until the late 1980s. The physio returned to Leeds in the middle of the 1990s and Currie says United were blessed to have an employee who was ahead of his […]

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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 […]