FMPA REGISTER NEWS
FMPA continue their partnership with Manchester FA into the 2019/20 season.
Manchester FA members have access to the FMPA Register, which consists of experienced industry professionals who specialise in the treatment and science based rehabilitation.
Manchester FA want to ensure that any person who suffers an injury is in the safest hands possible. The FMPA practitioners have worked at the highest levels of the game and want to ultimately see an individual back on the pitch.
Manchester FA have pledged to financially support any member who suffers a critical injury whilst participating in sanctioned football.* Manchester FA will fund the initial appointment (maximum £40), when dealing with a critical injury.
Critical injuries include the following:
- Broken Bones – Legs, Collar, Arms, Cheek, Jaw, Skull, Hip and/or Foot (excluding fingers & toes)
- Primary Dislocation benefit – Kneecap, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip or Ankle
- Snapped/Ruptured Achilles Tendon or Cruciate Ligament (requiring surgery)
SAM BLANCHARD – PHYSIOTHERAPIST
A forward thinking physiotherapist who balances a pragmatic and creative growth mindset, adopting an active approach to gaining academic and clinical experience.
Professional interests include acute injury management, rehabilitation and the clinical reasoning behind exercise design & selection, athletic development and load monitoring. Demonstrates meticulous attention to detail in rehabilitation plans. Employs strong interpersonal skills to develop interdisciplinary communication and build therapeutic alliances with athletes. Enjoys taking on developmental roles and mentorship of junior staff .
Experience in elite sport spanning 10 years and not exclusive to football, with lead roles in Rugby Union (including international experience) and Ice Hockey in the USA.
Contact Sam via the FMPA Register click here
FMPA are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Manchester FA.
This is the start of a programme to engage with regional FA’s in supporting the medical service to their players.
The arrangement with Manchester FA provides vital connectivity for the grassroots game in Greater Manchester, to you – our members, the experienced industry professionals who specialise in the treatment of football-related injuries. Should any of their 30,000 players, coaches, volunteers and Referee’s be in need of your services, they will be directed to our resource of practitioners on the FMPA Register.
As part of the arrangement, Manchester FA has also pledged to financially support any member who suffers a critical injury whilst participating in sanctioned football. *They will cover the cost of the initial consultation with an FMPA practitioner, through Fund4Football; the income generated through discipline fines across each season.
Joel Buckle, Business Development Manager at Manchester FA, explains: “This partnership is a fantastic move forwards as we, as a county FA, look to support our members with world-class specialists through the FMPA network”.
The FMPA will guarantee that any individual suffering a critical injury during sanctioned football will have the opportunity to see an FMPA Registrant. From the moment Manchester FA is notified, the player will be contacted by a practitioner within 24 hours and will be offered the most appropriate appointment time that suits their individual needs.
* Manchester FA will fund the initial appointment (maximum £40), when dealing with a critical injury.
CSP members can now read our article in the latest magazine – Issue 2 Volume 25
FMPA CEO Eamonn Salmon talks about how the FMPA have a terrific resource of practitioners who, upon leaving the game, enter into private practice with tremendous skills and knowledge. But the grassroots game has had little or no investment in medical terms and relies on untrained volunteers often administrating questionable advice. So it was felt that we could put the two together for mutual benefit.
The FMPA Register was the result and launched recently.
According to a new European study, it has proven that participation in grassroots football delivers more than £1bn of positive value to Scottish society. Providing economic, health and social benefits.
Scotland has 147,555 registered players, however there are more than 780,000 football players in Scotland.
The FMPA is fully behind this study and are playing their part in keeping people fit and in the game for longer. The FMPA Register will bring together the public, who are looking for practitioners they can trust, with the experience and skills to treat a football injury and promote a rapid return to play.
FMPA Register – making sure players receive the best care possible, from the very best in the game!
Read full story here
‘This is a brilliant project that will put us to in touch personally with fans and grassroots football.
Having been involved in Private Practice alongside Football for many years, I am convinced that this will be a resounding success. This is a great initiative’.
Derek Wright, Head Physiotherapist,
Newcastle United FC
‘Taking up private practice is the natural progression for most of us as we leave the game.
We genuinely do want to give something back to football and working with the register and at grassroots level gives us the perfect opportunity’.
Alan Smith, Head Physiotherapist,
Aston Villa FC
‘I work in the professional game and see patients in my Clinic as well. Fans who come to see me love to talk about the Club as it’s the life blood of our community.
This Register will open up the same opportunity for fans and practitioners across the country’.
Dave Tinker, Podiatrist,
The FMPA has developed an FMPA Register for medics, therapists, scientists and allied professionals such as psychologists, podiatrists and dentists working within private practice and/or providing a consultancy based service to a Professional Football club.
A hugely popular initiative putting grassroots football in touch with the very best in the professional game. Our register of practitioners have experience working in professional football with clubs and national teams, such as Manchester City FC, Chelsea FC, Norwich City FC, Leeds United FC and Arsenal FC to name just a few…(read more)
The Spring 2017 edition ‘Football Medic & Scientist’ magazine features a double page spread about the FMPA Register!
Celtic Women’s FC strength and conditioning coach and FMPA Member Andrew Wiseman assisted with trialling a new app and the team became the first in the world to use it! The team were recognised in a recent edition of Forbes magazine.
Read more on the FMPA News site click here
Contact Andrew Wiseman on the FMPA Register click here
‘Just want to say thanks as I start a new job at Wolves next week and couldn’t have done it without the FMPA!! I think it is a great tool for us and some really good info, education and job section!! Everyone I’ve spoken to have also been really helpful!! Thanks, Dan’
Danny Fishwick, Wolves FC