Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist

  • Oxford United FC
  • The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, UK
  • 28 Feb, 2023
Casual Physiotherapy Sports Science Sports Therapy Womens Football

Job Description

Main Objectives:

To deliver physiotherapy services to all players involved in the Girls section of the club. Help support other sports therapist. Promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all girls within all age groups. Work within the Code of Conduct and Good Practice of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. You will be required to attend most training sessions Mon, Wed and Thurs and be available to work match days, normally Saturdays.

 Key Responsibilities:

·       Organisation of medical/first aid cover for training nights and match days.

·       Provide assessment, treatment and functional rehabilitation of injured players.

·       Clinical decision-making process (fitness of player to train or play)

·       Player education (injury prevention)

·       Communication regarding injury status and rehabilitation of players to coaching staff and  parents.

·       Medical records. All notes and records must be kept securely. All medical records must meet  the standards set by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

·       Confidentiality. The physiotherapist must at all times abide by the CSP Rules of Professional  Conduct.

·       Must be available at training sessions and attend all matches, home and away.

·       Plan and implement Action plans for injured players/ players who need extra flexibility work.

·       Work alongside Sports science staff to help with testing and individual player programs.

·       Keep a confidential log of player’s medical needs.

·       Help sport science staff with end of training / games blow out sessions for players; and ensure players have a back to football fitness test when injured.

Skills Required:

Ability to work within a female elite sporting environment

Ability to meet deadlines

Excellent communication skills;

Ability to be adaptable and flexible within a team environment;

• Knowledge and understanding of working with young female players

Qualifications Required:

BSc (Hons) or MSc Sports Therapy or Physiotherapy;

Membership with the SST or MCSP/HCPC FA Emergency Aid Certificate;

FA Safeguarding

Enhanced DBS check will be required