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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 […]

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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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Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest


“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


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!


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


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


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


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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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 […]

FMA recruit Business Co-Ordinator


  Natasha brings with her excellent customer service and sales background and is highly motivated and enthusiastic with regards to the work of the FMA.  With the ever growing membership numbers and increased commercial interest Natasha will be a great asset to the FMA team.  Lindsay McGlynn, head of Administration said “Natasha is focused and […]

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Hull and Chelsea medical teams praised for treatment of Ryan Mason following skull fracture


The 25-year-old midfielder was carried off and received oxygen after a clash of heads with Gary Cahill during the first half of Hull’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge. Brain injury charity Headway has praised the treatment of Ryan Mason after the Hull midfielder suffered a fractured skull in Sunday’s defeat at Chelsea. Hull were on […]