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BSN Medical to Sponsor FMA Conference and Awards event

25.04.17

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

25.04.17

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

21.04.17

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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Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest

21.04.17

“It is with much sadness that we have learned the devastating news of the tragic passing of Ugo Ehiogu, aged 44, this morning. Ugo was kind enough to do our first interview with a player and gave his enlightened thoughts on the medical and science staff that he had engaged with as a player.  That […]

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Delegate numbers set to exceed 2016 Conference

10.04.17

The FMA Conference & Awards, now in its 4th year, is set to be bigger than 2016 which saw over 220 delegates attend this fantastic 2 day event.  Delegate bookings already exceed the numbers at the same point last year.  This year there has been a increase in the number  of Clubs funding places for […]

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Join Today, Become A Member of our Elite FMA Register!

06.04.17

The website now hosts our FMA Register of practitioners who have worked in a professional capacity with players or a club in the top 5 tiers in English football, the top 2 tiers in Scotland or the FA WSL1. Eligible practitioners include Doctor, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapist, Optometrist, Nutritionist, Soft Tissue Therapist, Sports Psychologist, Podiatrist, Osteopath, Chiropractor, […]

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Arsenal FC Physio to run London Marathon

29.03.17

Andrew Rolls who is an FMA Member and Arsenal FC First Team Physiotherapist will be running the London Marathon on 23 April 2017.  Andy has already raised over £1500 for his chosen charity CLIC Sargent. “CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this […]

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Meet FMA Member Bobby Child’s who is will be cycling 145 miles for Prostate Cancer UK

28.03.17

The FMA are delighted to introduce you to the first of our cyclists participating in Football to Amsterdam.  Bobby Child is Sutton United FC’s Sports Therapist and Business Development Manager.  Said Bobby “I have been here for 8 years and love it” Bobby, 48, will be taking part in the event over the weekend of […]

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Billy Hails: Former Watford physio who served under Graham Taylor passes away aged 82

21.03.17

Tributes have been paid to Billy Hails after the former Watford physio passed away at the age of 82. Hails joined Watford in 1979 and was part of the Hornets backroom staff during their hugely successful period under Graham Taylor in the 1980’s. A winger during his playing career, Hails made a name for himself […]

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FMA Members support Sky Sports Presenter, Jeff Stelling, to walk 15 marathons in 15 days for Prostate Cancer UK

21.03.17

Once again our fantastic Members will be supporting Jeff as he takes on the gruelling 15 marathons in 15 days!  Last year, 61 year old Jeff raised over £420,000 for Prostate Cancer and this year the target has been set at £500,000! The FMA have worked with Prostate Cancer UK since early 2016 and are […]

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Participation in the women’s game set to increase to 6 million by 2020

14.03.17

So what does this mean for medical and science practitioners.  Football is now the top participation sport for women and girls in England, reports the Football Association (FA).  There are currently over 3 million registered players but the FA plan to double this, double the fan base and to drive future winning England teams. In […]

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Football Association support the Football Medical Association Conference & Awards 2017

10.03.17

The FMA is pleased to announce that the Football Association are to present an educational session as part of our forthcoming event on May 27th/28th. The session is likely to focus on the “Interdisciplinary Team” and is set to compliment and engage with the course programme, the theme of which is “Building resilience in modern […]

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FMA MEMBER EFFECTS CHANGE WITH THE SCOTTISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

07.03.17

A couple of months ago St Johnstone Physiotherapist, Tony Tompos, wrote a blog calling for better management of athletes who suffer with concussion.  Following discussions with the Football Medical Association (FMA) and the Scottish Football Association (SFA), John Fleming (SFA Referee Chief) and Dr John Maclean (SFA Doctor) recently held a meeting to discuss his […]

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Dr Ben Rosenblatt to present at FMA Conference

03.03.17

Dr. Ben Rosenblatt is the Lead Men’s Physical Performance Coach for the English Football Association. Prior to this he was Lead S&C coach for the Great Britain Women’s Field Hockey team who won Gold at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 and the European Championships 2015. Ben was the Senior Rehabilitation Scientist of the British Olympic […]

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Mark Gillett to speak at FMA Conference 2017

22.02.17

The FMA are delighted to announce that the Director of Performance at West Bromwich Albion FC and Lead Physician Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme will be presenting at the FMA Conference to be held in May of this  year. Mark Gillett qualified in medicine in 1992 and completed higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine in the […]

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Headers in football can cause concussions

09.02.17

Headers have been confirmed as a cause of concussion among footballers, contrary to earlier findings.   A US study found that football players who headed the ball a lot were three times more likely to suffer concussion symptoms than those who did not.   Until now ball heading has generally been regarded as harmless, with […]

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Tony Strudwick’s article receives fantastic feedback from Sports Scientists

07.02.17

The FMA have received fantastic feedback for an article written by Head of Athletic Performance at Manchester United, Tony Strudwick, entitled “Reshaping the Future of Sports Science in Football”.  His article featured in the winter edition of the FMA’s magazine, Football Medic & Scientist.  We thought we would share comments we have received.  If you would […]

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FMA welcomes business club member LightForce Therapy Lasers

06.02.17

Welcome! The FMA are delighted to introduce you to LightForce® Therapy Lasers by LiteCure Medical.  LightfForce have joined the FMA as Business Club Member for the remainder of the season. “LightForce are a leading medical device company offering the latest in advanced laser products. Lightforce have joined the FMA as Business Club Member and will have […]

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Strudwick’s article pays dividends

31.01.17

    “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 […]

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What’s in a Medical?

31.01.17

As clubs are on standby to do medicals following transfer window closure at 11pm tonight and some medical staff will be at the Club until deadline is reached! We look back at a great article written from Issue 10 of Football Medic & Scientist – What’s in a Medical, how to pass one and why […]

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Mark Gillett to speak at FMA Conference 2017

22.02.17

The FMA are delighted to announce that the Director of Performance at West Bromwich Albion FC and Lead Physician Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme will be presenting at the FMA Conference to be held in May of this  year. Mark Gillett qualified in medicine in 1992 and completed higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine in the […]

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FMA MEMBER EFFECTS CHANGE WITH THE SCOTTISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

07.03.17

A couple of months ago St Johnstone Physiotherapist, Tony Tompos, wrote a blog calling for better management of athletes who suffer with concussion.  Following discussions with the Football Medical Association (FMA) and the Scottish Football Association (SFA), John Fleming (SFA Referee Chief) and Dr John Maclean (SFA Doctor) recently held a meeting to discuss his […]

Seven new jobs added this week

01.12.16

The FMA have posted SEVEN new positions working within Professional Football in the last SEVEN days! These jobs include: Sport Scientist Strength & Conditioning Coach General Manager Senior Physician Head Academy Physiotherapist Head of Academy Medical Academy Physiotherapist Not a Member yet? Be ahead of the game….. JOIN US