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Perform Better

PERFORM BETTER TO EXHIBIT AT FMA CONFERENCE 2018

Perform Better, who specialise in strength and conditioning, sports science and rehabilitation, will be exhibiting at this year’s conference.  They are the elite sporting destination for some of the industry’s best sport and performance monitoring equipment and the only one of its kind in the UK. With experienced Strength & Conditioning coaches, a combined 30 years of gym design expertise & a manufacturing facility that provides bespoke gym equipment, Perform Better offer a full turnkey package that’ll meet your needs.

A major strength of Perform Better is their support team. Their experienced Sports Science team offer a service that ensures customers get the most from their equipment, both during installation and after.

Perform Better have access to leading experts in the Physiotherapy, Sports Rehabilitation and Recovery fields. These brilliant minds advise on the best equipment and practises in all areas of elite sport, helping to ensure you never miss out on the next sporting innovation.

The standard of exhibitors at this year’s conference and awards is exceptionally high and we look forward to welcoming back the Perform Better team.

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SEMPRIS SUPPORTS FMA CONFERENCE & AWARDS FOR 5TH YEAR

The FMA are pleased to announce that SEMPRIS are supporting the FMA Conference & Awards 2018 for the 5th year running.  SEMPRIS will will be exhibiting at the event and are also supporting our 21 Club Award. (READ MORE) .

We would also like to thank SEMPRIS for sponsoring the drinks reception at our fantastic Awards event.

SEMPRIS was launched in 2010 in response to requests by doctors involved in the treatment of professional sportspeople for an indemnity scheme that provided comprehensive protection against the unique risks they face every day.

At the time, the MPS and MDU had chosen to limit or withdraw cover for any damages, claimants’ costs and/or defence costs relating to a claim against doctors from employers, clubs, agents and sponsors.

SEMPRIS members typically include orthopaedic consultants, radiologists, cardiologists, rheumatologists and SEM physicians.

Today, SEMPRIS is acknowledged to be the ONLY indemnity scheme for doctors involved in or exposed to the treatment of professional sportspeople.

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Welcome to the 2018 Conference, FMA business partner, Renew Enhanced Circulation

Renew Therapy gives everyone the opportunity to enhance their circulation through the introduction of External Counter Pulsation (ECP) technology. Widely regarded as an effective method to increase blood flow, ECP Therapy can help athletes improve their sports performance and injury recovery times. 

During treatment, inflatable cuffs are wrapped around the lower body, ECG sensors are then placed on the chest to detect the heartbeat. The inflation of the cuffs, in time with each heartbeat, compresses blood from the lower legs back to the heart, improving blood flow in and around the heart and throughout the body. The benefits of this treatment have clinically shown to provide improvement in vasodilation, increased VO2 and increased blood flow. The concept of obtaining a full cardio vascular workout without the physical stress of training can support athletes who are unable to train but still maintain a high level of cardiac fitness.

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FIRSTBEAT TO EXHIBIT AT FMA CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2018

Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. They transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress and recovery. Hundreds of elite sports teams, wellness professionals, and millions of consumers worldwide trust Firstbeat to enhance performance and well-being.

Firstbeat was founded in 2002 in Jyväskylä, which is the hub of sports sciences of Finland with the University and physiology labs. Their mission is to use physiology and science to unlock human potential in health, performance and productivity.

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FMA BUSINESS PARTNER BSN MEDICAL RETURNS TO FMA CONFERENCE & AWARDS

FMA Business Partner, BSN Medical, will once again be exhibiting at the FMA Conference & Awards this year in May.  BSN medical brands are well-known in professional sports medicine and have stood the test of time, with long-term product confidence recognised by Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists. Taping and strapping products such as Strappal and Leukoplast are used in daily practice, match days and to support the recovery of injured players.  BSN taping and strapping products are accepted as the premium brand of choice for sports professionals. READ MORE

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GAME READY TO EXHIBIT AT FMA CONFERENCE

We are delighted to welcome back FMA Business Club Member Game Ready to the FMA Conference & Awards 2018.  The Game Ready System combines Intermittent Compression with Circumferential Cold Therapy in one fully adjustable, easy-to-use, and adjustable application.RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has long been used to treat acute and chronic injury and to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation after Orthopaedic surgery.  Traditional ice packs, cold therapy and static compression devices can be messy, require constant supervision, ongoing maintenance and difficult to use.  Developed by scientists and doctors using proprietary NASA space suit technology, the Game Ready System simultaneously delivers both adjustable cold therapy and intermittent compression, making it easy to apply the two most difficult-to-manage aspects of the RICE regime.The microprocessor-driven Control Unit and our Dual-Action Anatomical Wraps, featuring NASA spacesuit design, enable your treatment with the Game Ready System. READ MORE

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FMA CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2018 WELCOMES VIVOMED

FMA Club Member Vivomed will be exhibiting at the 2018 Conference at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel.  Vivomed is a family owned and run sports medicine supply company. Vivomed also has a licensed Pharmacy and 2 full time pharmacists meaning we can supply all your medical team’s requirements from physiotherapy consumables, pharmaceuticals to trauma equipment. READ MORE

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SCOTTISH LEAGUE TEAM AWARD

Big thank you to LightForce® Therapy Lasers by LiteCure Medical who will be sponsoring the Scottish League Team Award at the FMA Conference & Awards 2018.  LightForce® Therapy Lasers by LiteCure Medical are the leading medical device company offering the latest in advanced laser products.

If your team deserves to win this award or you would like to nominate another team click here and tell us why!

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Business Club Member Fit 4 Sport returns for 5th year

FMA Business Club Member, Fit 4 Sport, will once again support the FMA Conference & Awards.  Not only will they have a strong presence throughout the conference but they are also sponsoring the Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two Medicine and Performance Teams of the 2017/2018 at the evening dinner.  You can vote for your Team by clicking here.  We look forward to welcoming their team back at this year’s event. READ MORE

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Lightforce Therapy Lasers exhibiting at FMA Conference

We are delighted that to welcome back Lightforce Therapy Lasers.

LightForce Therapy Lasers is the leading US–based manufacturer of deep tissue therapy lasers. Powering over 7,500 treatments worldwide everyday, and trusted by over 100 professional and collegiate sports organisations (including Watford Football Club), LightForce technology enables clinicians to consistently deliver superior rehabilitative outcomes by facilitating improved soft-tissue injury management, from prevention through healing.  With unparalleled customer service and an ongoing investment in research, LightForce is committed to supplying its customers with superior products that provide consistent therapeutic results, whenever and wherever needed.

LightForce is also the only laser therapy manufacturer to offer an extensive website dedicated to educating clinicians and patients on the therapeutic benefits of photobiomodulation. Featuring easily searchable and high-quality research articles, this website sheds light on the supporting science and provides answers to many of the most commonly asked questions on the technology.

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Alan Sutton receives his award in 2016

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MEDICAL & SCIENCE AWARDS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL 2017

The FMA recognises those of you or your colleagues who have been in the game for over 21 years to receive our 21 Club award (kindly sponsored by Sempris).

If you are a doctor, physiotherapist, sports therapist, soft tissue therapist, sports scientist or of any medical or science discipline and you have been employed in professional football for over 21 years then you qualify.  We want to hear from you.

DO YOU QUALIFY?  TELL US

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PHYSIOLAB EXHIBITING AT FMA CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2018

The FMA is being supported by PHYSIOLAB® at this year’s conference. PHYSIOLAB® ‘s Elite unit won the 2016 i-NOVO Tech Award.  This recognises the innovative use of technology, highlighting the latest advances in primary, secondary care and rehabilitation.

The machine is a single solution for cooling, warming and compression, delivering clinically effective compression and contrast therapies including cryotherapy and thermotherapy.

It provides an intuitive clinical toolkit to support physiotherapists including accelerating soft tissue repair, improving body performance pre and post activity and aiding recovery pre and post surgery.

By using cooling, heating and compression combined or separately, PHYSIOLAB® delivers a precise, targeted, repeatable and clinically effective treatment which genuinely maximises the body’s ability to recover.  This level of precision and repeatability has simply never been possible before.

As experts in human performance equipment PHYSIOLAB’s ® innovative design overcomes the limitations of existing technologies, driving clinical practice forward to create clarity.

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FIT 4 SPORT TO SPONSOR TEAM AWARDS

The FMA Awards Dinner is the highlight of the FMA Conference weekend.  We recognise those teams and individuals who have excelled during the current season and are delighted to commend them for their contribution to professional football.

Has your team excelled in terms of injury prevention, the treatment and management of injured players, working together as a team or had any extenuating circumstances?

Each year the FMA awards a team for the FMA Medical & Science Team Award. The categories are:

Premiership

Championship

Division 1

Division 2

If you think that you would like to nominate your team or any other team then click the link below and tell us why.

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21 Club!

Have you been in the game for 21 years or more?  Has one of your colleagues? We want to know.  At the FMA Conference & Awards we acknowledge those of you have put in the years with a unique award.

Contact lindsay@footballmedic.co.uk or call 0333 4567897

Radisson Blu - East Mids

Hotel Bookings

To book your accommodation at the Radisson Blu East Midlands please use the following details:

T: 01509 670575

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Quote FMA Conference for discounted prices!

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TRADE EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

The FMA has a multitude of sponsorship opportunities including joining our trade exhibition, sponsoring the Medical & Science in Professional Football Awards, conference sponsorship, programme sponsorship and delegate pack inserts.

CLICK HERE for further information or contact lindsay@footballmedic.co.uk or call 0333 4567897

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FMA Conference & Awards 2017 in pictures

Pictures courtesy of Jacinta Hennigan (contact admin@footballmedic.co.uk to request any of the images)

 

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