Academy Physiotherapist

  • Fleetwood Town FC
  • Fleetwood, UK
  • 28 Jun, 2020
Full time Sports Science Medical

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Fleetwood Town Football Club for an Academy Physiotherapist to join the Academy department. Responsibilities are as follows:

Roles & Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Implementation of Sport Science and Medicine strategy across all the development phases.
  • Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to all our Academy Players, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals.
  • Management, design, and implementation (in liaison with Head of Academy Physiotherapist) of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening programmes for U9-U16 players.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of trialists to assist with recruitment.
  • Design and dissemination of individual injury prevention programmes.
  • The delivery of individual and group pre-habilitation services to our Academy players.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day for U9-U23 fixtures.
  • Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
  • Accurate recording of all injuries on PMA. To ensure that medical notes are complete and confidential
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA and One Drive. To include current medical status, medical notes, rehabilitation and pre-habilitation programmes, medical/ orthopedic / movement screen results, individual physical targets and session content and attendance.
  • Collate, analyse, and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all Academy players. This is to include updates on injured players, rehabilitation programmes, return to train/play dates and injury audits (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Attendance at all team meetings and active inclusion in discussions.







  • Attendance at all team meetings and active inclusion in discussions.
  • Design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Academy Physiotherapy) of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).
  • Identify areas for development and work closely with the Academy Management Team, Multi- Disciplinary Teams to ensure necessary performance standards are met and developed.

Individual Responsibilities

  • Lead on the management of injuries to U9-U16 players (in liaison with the Head of Academy Physiotherapy)
  • Co-ordinate the responsibilities and organisation of the Physiotherapy Interns; disseminate their rota and the schedule for pre-habilitation sessions. Monitor and appraise their performance.

Academic Qualifications (Essential)

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy
  • CSP Member
  • HCPC registered

Technical / Professional Qualifications (Desired)

  • FA Advanced Trauma and Medical Management in Football (Level 5)
  • or Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (Level 4)
  • FA Safeguarding qualification.
  • Current DBS clearance

Skills & Abilities (Essential)

  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation of elite level paediatric athletes
  • Ability to analyse and interpret movement patterns and posture
  • Experience and understanding of injury prevention
  • Able to work autonomously to manage your caseload
  • Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of working within an elite Football Academy


  • Demonstrate the ability to mix with different departments effectively communicating and distributing information
  • Honesty
  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Flexibility of working week
  • Evidence of a commitment to individual professional development



Term: Permanent

Department: Academy

Location: Pool Foot Farm Training Complex, Butts Lane, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 4HX

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000

Hours of Work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a min of 37.5 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will be required








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