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Coming up in the latest edition of Football Medic & Scientist


The latest edition of the industry magazine Football Medic & Scientist has gone to print.   This quarterly edition features all our regular features including Members News and now a brand new feature “FMA Interview”.  In this edition we interview Sports Psychiatrist, Dr Jagdish Basra, who gives a fascinating insight in to the realms of “Sports” Psychiatry. […]

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Stags and Notts to compete for Trophy in memory of physio, Matt Salmon


Mansfield Town and Notts County have cast aside their fierce rivalry by uniting to remember former physiotherapist Matt Salmon in competing for a trophy named in his memory. Matt tragically died in May of this year after a long battle with cancer aged just 25. Earlier in his career, he enjoyed work experience in the […]

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Vivomed on board as FMA Business Club Member


The FMA are delighted to be working with Vivomed for the 2017/2018 season. 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. This year Vivomed were […]

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FA Taking the Lead on Addressing Colour Blindness in Football


Statistically one in 12 men and one in 200 women will be colour blind. Perhaps you are? Or maybe your son or daughter or team-mate is? Being colour blind can significantly affect your enjoyment of football – whether as a player, referee, coach or spectator. Imagine not being able to differentiate between the kit of […]

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Nominees announced for Medical & Science Award at the Northwest Football Awards 2017


Judging will take place today for the Northwest Football Awards 2017 with FMA CEO Eamonn Salmon on the judging panel.  The Northwest Football Awards, now in its 10th year, was launched to celebrate the region’s brightest and best in the game. The 2017 awards will take place in November and will pay tribute to and […]

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FMA at Soccerex Convention


The FMA Team will be at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester at the beginning of next week. FMA Member Nick Worth who has over 20 years experience in the professional game will be charing a panel discussion on day one entitled “Building Resilience in Modern-Day Footballers”.   Nick will be joined by fellow FMA Members […]

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Premiership and Championship players to aid study into new head injury test


Premiership and Championship players will take part this season in the development of a new pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injuries. Saliva and urine samples will be collected during the new campaign, after studies showed they could provide swift indicators of head injuries. It could lead to a handheld device to assess if […]


Physiolab shows support for FMA Members


Physiolab have shown their support for FMA Members by joining as Business Club Member for the 2017/2018 season.  The FMA are looking forward to working with them throughout the season. Why PHYSIOLAB®? PHYSIOLAB ® provides a single solution for cooling, warming and compression. Most methods using cold, compression and heat cannot be measured accurately, if […]

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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, […]

Football to Amsterdam riders 2017

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 […]

Celtic Woman's FC Strength & Conditioning Coach Andrew Wiseman

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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FMA create Scottish branch


Member benefits north and south of the border will be identical in every way since we are all colleagues within professional football. However, there are bound to be issues that pertain specifically to the Scottish and English leagues eg funding, sponsorship etc and in anticipation of this it was felt that this format would work […]

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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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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 […]