First Team Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist

  • Middlesbrough FC
  • Middlesbrough, UK
  • 14 May, 2024
Full time EFL Medical Physiotherapy Sports Therapy

Job Description

Middlesbrough Football Club is looking to recruit a Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist to join the medical team. The successful individual will help to provide performance therapy and rehabilitation for the Senior Squad.


THE ROLE:

• To assist and coordinate in the medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all professional players within the first team squad.
• To assist with the medical provision of the first team players for all games, home and away.
• To assist the transition of all injured professional players within the first team squad back in-to first team training.
• To maintain up to date medical records.
• To provide treatment and preparation type exercises for fit players during the season to maintain their availability and reduce their risk of future injury.
• To provide soft tissue treatment/manual therapy for the first team squad at all training sessions and home and away matches as required.
• To assist with the cool down, strength, movement re-training and stretching sessions with squads or groups of players.
• To provide written reports and daily communication to the Senior Medical Department on the status of the injured or fit players under your care.
• To assist in the education of players in relation to injury prevention, injury care, post-match recovery, and drug awareness.
• Be an active participant in collecting objective in-season markers and preseason testing.
• To support in providing first aid cover for first team matches and training as required.
• To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all First Team players, promoting their wellbeing needs, whilst maintaining professional boundaries.


CANDIDATES SHOULD:

• Demonstrate previous experience of providing performance therapy & a rehabilitation service in a professional sporting environment.
• Experience of implementing objective testing on a day-to-day basis as part of the rehabilitation package for injured players.
• Previous knowledge and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of professional athletes.
• Have a BSc (hons) or MSc degree in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy.
• Be a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRAT).
• Have a FA Emergency Aid Qualification ATMMIF or equivalent (or be working towards it)
• Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrate organisational and administration skills with good attention to detail.
• Be able to advise and motivate others.
• Have a flexible approach to working hours to facilitate meeting all the demands of the role including evening and weekend commitments.


Please note that this post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975