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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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Join Today, Become A Member of our Elite Football Medicine Register!

10.02.17

The website now hosts our Football Medicine Register of practitioners who are currently working in the game or who have worked with or on behalf of a Professional Football Club. This is an elite register listing which is already being used as a resource for staff at clubs to find practitioners and is proving to […]

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

23.01.17

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 […]

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Football Medic & Scientist – Winter Edition

19.01.17

Look what has arrived!! Issue 19 of our industry magazine.  This edition features some fantastic articles including “Reshaping the Future of Sports Science Football” by Tony Strudwick, Head of Athletic Development, Manchester United and Andrew Davies, Consultant Knee Surgeon, discusses “Microfracture in the Knee”. We talk to Hugh Allan in our “Where are they now […]

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FMA Member Neil Sullivan contributes to Guardian article

17.01.17

What do footballers do while recovering from long-term injuries?   Manchester City’s players were mocked for wearing ‘Gundogan’ shirts in December but that camaraderie will keep him positive and help his recovery By Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport Network   Manchester City’s players were ridiculed for wearing “Gundogan” shirts as they lined up […]

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Graham Taylor OBE dies aged 72

12.01.17

The Football Medical Association are saddened to hear of the death of Graham Taylor OBE.   The former England Manager who had an outstanding career as Club Manager throughout all four divisions has died aged 72.   Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

DIEGO MARADONA AND CO’S HEALTH ‘PUT AT RISK’ BY FIFA DURING LEGENDS MATCHES AT ZURICH HEADQUARTERS

11.01.17

FIFA’s medical chief has slammed world football’s ruling body for staging Legends matches at their own headquarters in Zurich without a pitchside defibrillator. Belgium’s FIFA council member Michel D’Hooghe was visibly angry at the lack of emergency medical equipment on the touchline for the tournament held at FIFA House, especially considering the ages and physical […]

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Newport County launch successful last-minute appeal for a doctor as Portsmouth clash goes ahead

11.01.17

Newport County’s match against Portsmouth was in jeopardy earlier this afternoon as the club issued an urgent appeal for a matchday doctor just hours before kick off. A series of tweets sent out from the club’s official account read: “Doctor required for Newport County home match today. The club are asking for a doctor to […]

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PREVIEW: Football Medic & Scientist – Issue 19

10.01.17

Winter 2017   Inside the next edition: The Future of Sports Science in Football: Tony Strudwick, Head of Performance, Manchester Utd FC Iscahemic Pre-conditioning:  Scott Cocking, Sports Scientist, Qatar   Plus the latest news on: Recruitment Research & Devlopment Elsevier Book Launch

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FMA to launch brand new website

10.01.17

The brand new website of the FMA has been in the making for the past 8 months and we are absolutely delighted with the results.  Not only is the site more user friendly but it is also much better with more relevant content and exclusive member areas.  In particularly, Members asked for a community forum […]

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EFL APPOINT MEDICAL ADVISOR

10.01.17

The Football League (FL)have appointed Dr Richard Higgins from Sheffield Wednesday FC as their medical advisor. in a move that replicates that of the Premier league, who appointed Dr Matt Perry some time ago, the FL have recognised the need for expert opinion in order to navigate future discussions and any impending changes to our […]

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The FMA – Working for you!

07.01.17

 LEGAL Our legal support framework for Members is second to none.  We have industry expert lawyers with vast experience in the professional game to guide Members through disputes, dismissals or the intricacies of contracts.RECRUITMENT The FMA is now the place to advertise jobs in Professional Football.  Members receive priority email alerts to all posts giving […]

Football Medic & Scientist – Out Now

07.12.16

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

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

FMA recruit Business Co-Ordinator

25.10.16

  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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Join Today, Become A Member of our Elite Football Medicine Register!

10.02.17

The website now hosts our Football Medicine Register of practitioners who are currently working in the game or who have worked with or on behalf of a Professional Football Club. This is an elite register listing which is already being used as a resource for staff at clubs to find practitioners and is proving to […]

DIEGO MARADONA AND CO’S HEALTH ‘PUT AT RISK’ BY FIFA DURING LEGENDS MATCHES AT ZURICH HEADQUARTERS

11.01.17

FIFA’s medical chief has slammed world football’s ruling body for staging Legends matches at their own headquarters in Zurich without a pitchside defibrillator. Belgium’s FIFA council member Michel D’Hooghe was visibly angry at the lack of emergency medical equipment on the touchline for the tournament held at FIFA House, especially considering the ages and physical […]

FMA recruit Business Co-Ordinator

25.10.16

  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 […]