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Business Partner Announcement: Welcome Renew Health Ltd


The FMA are delighted to welcome Renew Health Ltd as Business Partner for the 2017/2018 season. 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 […]


BSN Medical Continue Partnership


The FMA are delighted that BSN Medical Ltd will be continuing their partnership through the 2017/2018 season. BSN Medical said “In 2017 we enter into our 2nd year of partnership with the association, and we continue to build on our relationship with the FMA, to mutually share insights, and develop offerings, with the aim of bringing […]

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Welcome Business Club Member – Promote Medical


The FMA are delighted to welcome on board Promote Medical. Leaders in the field of medical and trauma emergencies, Promote Medical offers a unique medical system for you pitchside.  Following close consultation with sports clinicians, ED and ITU physicians and retrieval experts they have created the ultimate user friendly medical bags that allow access to […]

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Concussion in sport: Five sports gather to discuss head-injury prevention


Medics from five sports have met to work out a “unified approach” to tackling concussion and head injuries. Representatives from rugby union, rugby league, American football, ice hockey, and Australian rules football met in Dublin on Thursday. Earlier this year a panel of experts suggested ways to address what is becoming a growing issue in […]

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Welcome LightForce Therapy Lasers – Business Club Member


The FMA are delighted to welcome LightForce Therapy Lasers as Business Club Member for the 2017/2018 season. 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 […]

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Club Membership – the way forward


There has been a rise in the number of clubs who now subscribe ALL their staff for FMA Membership.  It is important for every department to get their team behind them and with a small cost but high value, membership is increasingly being seen as a must have for medical and science staff in the […]

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Head of sports science Nick Davies leaves Norwich City


Norwich City have announced that head of sports science Nick Davies has left the club with immediate effect.  Davies had been with the Canaries for four seasons having followed former manager Chris Hughton across from Birmingham City in 2013.  However his exit has been announced by City this afternoon, adding to a host of backroom […]

England coach Don Howe (left) and physiotherapist Norman Medhurst (right) console manager Bobby Robson (centre) as Chris Waddle misses the vital penalty to eliminate England from the World Cup

Former England Physiotherapist Norman Medhurst passes away


The FMA are saddened to hear that Norman Medhurst has passed away after a long life of service in football.  Norman spent 25 years at Chelsea Football Club following in the footsteps of his father, Harry Medhurst, who was a goalkeeper for Chelsea before becoming the Clubs physio after the Second World War. At Chelsea, […]

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FMA Members raise over £3000 in pedal-pilgrimage for Prostate Cancer UK


Last weekend 2 of our fantastic Members set out on an impressive feat to ride 145 miles to Amsterdam over 2 days.  Bobby Childs, Sports Therapist at Sutton United, set off from London on Friday 9th June whilst his comrade Ben McGlynn began at Barnsley Football Club on the same day.  They joined 380 football […]

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FMA Conference & Awards 2017 in pictures


Following a fantastic event, the FMA Conference & Awards 2017, you can now see it all in pictures courtesy of Jacinta Hennigan.  The event was held at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel 27/28 May 2017.  Here is just a snapshot of some of the feedback received so far:   “I would like to say […]

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Celtic Woman’s FC Using New App Redefining The Menstrual Cycle Around Optimizing Athletic Performance


Celtic Woman’s FC strength and conditioning coach 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. “It seems that of all the words that help define the complexities of the physiologic menstrual cycle, […]

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What a night! FMA Awards 2017


The 4th FMA Awards took place on Saturday 27th May at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel and was attended by over 200 guests.  The awards were a fantastic success and were enthusiastically by all in attendance.  Further pictures of the conference and the awards will follow in the next few days! Read more about the […]

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Emotional tribute at FMA Conference to Matt Salmon


The FMA Conference & Awards 2017 held this weekend saw a touching tribute from Mansfield Town’s Fitness Rehabilitation Coach, Lee Taylor, made in honour of physiotherapist Matt Salmon who died on Friday. Notts County, who won the FMA League 2 Medical & Science Team 2016/2017, dedicated their award to the 25-year-old, who was diagnosed with […]

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Mark Kearney former Professional Footballer & now Head of Coaching at Derby County FC in the Hot Seat


Mark Kearney has agreed to be interviewed by The FA Performance Education Team as to how he utilises the multidisciplinary teams available and how he uses these resources to achieve winning results. The team will focus in particular on questions around Mark’s values and beliefs, the environment he tries to create, his approach to making […]

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Medical & Science Team of the Year 2016/2017


  The moment that you have all been waiting for! Absolutely delighted to let you know who has made the shortlist for the Medical & Science Team of the Year 2016/2017. The FMA Awards Dinner takes place on Saturday 27th May during the FMA Conference.  This will be the 4th event to be held at […]

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Support for Prostate Cancer UK from FMA Members overwhelming


FMA Members are once again showing amazing support for our official charity partners – Prostate Cancer UK.  We have had an overwhelming response to our request for support from medical and science teams for Sky Sports Presenter Jeff Stelling on his 15 marathons in 15 days.  Meanwhile over in the cycling department FMA Members, Anthony […]

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FMA Member Andy Rolls beats personal target at London Marathon


A huge well done to FMA Member Andy completing the London Marathon in 3 hours and 52 minutes.  Andy, who is a First Team Physiotherapist at Arsenal FC, said: “I wanted to break 4 hours and am still over the moon to have achieved 3 hours and 52 minutes” “It was brilliant, I loved the […]


BSN Medical to Sponsor FMA Conference and Awards event


We are pleased to announce that this years Conference sponsor will be BSN Medical. “BSN have been terrific supporters of the FMA over the past few years and as well as being on board as Business Partners throughout, have always gone that extra mile to support other projects we engage in.” “We are delighted BSN […]

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Hibs Fan “brought back to life” by FMA Member


Kitty Forrest has been thanked by a football fan after he was “brought back to life” on an Edinburgh pitch. Paul Burns, 55, from Clermiston, was at a training event at Hibs’ ground in Easter Road when he was hit by a ball, which triggered a heart attack.  Hibs physiotherapist, Kitty Forrest, shocked Mr Burns […]

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Jeff Winter Announced as After Dinner Speaker


The FMA are delighted to announce that former Premier League referee Jeff Winter will be entertaining guests at the FMA Awards 2017 at the event to be held on Saturday 27th May 2017. Jeff retired from Premiership football in 2004 and was one of the most controversial referee’s in England.  Born in Manchester Jeff’s last match […]

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Strudwick’s article pays dividends


    “Three decades ago, the football environment was one in which the scientist was likely to be greeted ‘at worst with suspicion and hostility and at best with muted scepticism’ (Reilly, 1979).”     ‘Once a service has been ill-sold to 25 people, it can be a tough challenge to salvage credibility, so the […]

Football Medic & Scientist – Out Now


AUTUMN EDITION 2016 The Autumn edition of Football Medic & Scientist is now available on-line. VIEW ON-LINE

Heading footballs “affects memory”


Researchers said they had identified “small but significant changes in brain function” after players headed the ball 20 times. Memory performance was reduced by between 41% and 67% following the routine heading practice, with the effects wearing off after 24 hours. The University of Stirling study was published in EBioMedicine. It is the first to […]