Physios in Sport

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine

  • University of Warwick - Physiotherapist - 29th April 2018

    POST TITLE: Physiotherapist

    DEPARTMENT: Warwick Sport

    SUB-DEPARTMENT: Campus & Commercial Services Group (C & CSG)

    POST RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

    SALARY IN THE RANGE: TBC

    JOB PURPOSE:

    Deliver high quality physiotherapy service that links in with the wellbeing strategy of the University – offering an exceptional service to Staff, Students and general public.

    Provide Physiotherapy, Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation service and assist with the generating income and raising the profile of Warwick Sport across the region.

    To work with the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist to develop and deliver a physiotherapist service that provides high quality support to athletes in the Performance Sport Programme (teams and individual scholars) within Warwick Sport.

    To work within a service to support the Lead Physiotherapist in continuing strong collaborative partnership with the strength and conditioning support service to form a specialist rehabilitation clinic with a regional reputation for excellence.

    To work with the Clinical Lead to continue to work in conjunction with Coventry University Sports Therapy Department on the development and delivery of a sports therapy provision for students and staff.

    To advise and assist the assessment of athletes with regard to their fitness and injury status in relation to their fitness to train or play.

    To maintain on-going communication with colleagues to support best practice, including but not limited to: Strength and conditioning coaches, other clinical staff, lead performance coaches, health centre and other University sports staff

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Mission, Vision & Values

    * To carry out any other duties as appropriate in line with the grade of the role that may be requested.

    * To support and promote the values and behaviours of Warwick Sport and the University of Warwick at all times.

    2. Customer Experience

    * To assist the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist to develop rehabilitation service that delivers a high quality service to any user whether it be Performance Sport athletes, staff, students or members of the general public.

    * To collaborate with multi-disciplinary team with the focus on delivering a high quality experience in injury management to all athletes on the Performance Sport Programme.

    * To support in the delivery of physiotherapy, prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

    * To support in the delivery of a high quality Performance Sport support programme for Teams and scholars that links the rehabilitation process with coaches and strength and conditioning staff to support athletes within the teams to perform at the highest possible level and achieve outcomes as per KPI’s set for each team.

    * To support in implementation of a measure of client satisfaction within the support programme and contribute to the review of the programme to identify areas for improvement and where athlete satisfaction can be enhanced.

    * To ensure that the physiotherapy service provide represents best practice to ensure that practice utilises up to date treatment techniques and resources.

    3. Finance and Budgets

    * To assist the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in identifying other potential areas of income generation.

    4. External Partnership

    * To continue to support Clinical Lead in developing links to other health professionals/consultants so that the clinic can become an established base for return to sport programmes after secondary care referrals/procedures.

    * To support Clinical Lead and Sports Therapist in the mentorship of Coventry University students on placement within the Physiotherapy department.

    * To support the Clinical Lead in develop links with physiotherapists at local sports clubs.

    * To represent the Department and the University at various external events and conference at an appropriate level.

    5. Internal Partnerships

    * To assist on the partnership with Human Resources to establish a referral pathway whereby staff can receive high quality physiotherapy.

    * To assist on creating a partnership with the existing occupational health service to provide physiotherapy and assist in reducing sickness absence.

    * To assist in development of partnership with the Students’ Union human resources department so that their staff may also benefit from the physiotherapy referral process.

    * To assist in the development of links with the medical school.

    6. Human Resource Management and Staff Development

    * To work with Clinical Lead to ensure there is clear objectives and KPI’s linked to the overall strategic objectives for the programme.

    * To oversee sports therapy placement students from Coventry University and support and develop students as per placement terms and conditions.

    * To provide inspiration, motivation and encouragement to the MDT and Performance Support team.

    7. Marketing and Communications

    * To assist the Clinical Lead and the marketing team for the ongoing marketing and promotion of the physiotherapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation service both internally and externally.

    * To support the Clinical lead and MDT to continually promote the physiotherapy and rehabilitation service to enhance the profile of the service and Warwick Sport both internally and externally.

    Applications via C.V and covering letter to n.bedford@warwick.ac.uk for further information about the role please contact 07384 231338.

  • Coventry Rugby Club - Physiotherapist - 30th April 2018

    Coventry Rugby Club - Physiotherapist

     

    Coventry Rugby have physiotherapy vacancies for the upcoming 2018/2019 Championship season, working with both first team and development squads.  Vacancies are for both experienced physiotherapists and those wishing to gain experience in an elite sporting set up.

     

    Working for a highly ambitious club who have secured promotion to the Greene King IPA Championship, you will be based at the club’s impressive headquarters of Butts Park Arena, Coventry with travel to other training venues and extensive match day travel required.

     

    Primarily the roles will be part time.  Covering 2-3 training sessions a week and match days (Friday evening / Saturday / Sunday depending on fixture list).  There may be a possibility of additional private practice hours.

     

    Key Responsibilities (this list is not exhaustive):

     

    * To aid in delivery of first class physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of players.

    * Structure appropriate rehabilitation and return to play plans in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

    * Assist the head of medical services and strength and conditioning team with athlete monitoring and profiling.

    * Assist in pre-season musculoskeletal screening and design of injury prevention programs, athlete preparation and support.

    * Liaise with external colleagues regarding referrals, injury management as required.

    * Provide match day preparation, pitch side support and recovery for home and away matches.

    * Supervision of more junior staff / students as required.

     

     

    The successful applicant will have:

     

    * An education to degree level in physiotherapy including HCPC registration.

    * RFU ICIS Level 3 qualification or willingness to undertake.

    * Postgraduate education in other relevant fields may be advantageous for more senior roles (Sports Medicine/S&C).

    * A successful record and experience of working within a team sports environment, preferably rugby union is again an advantage for senior roles.

    * Detailed knowledge and experience of rehabilitation including Return-To-Play protocols.

    * Current DBS Certificate and professional indemnity insurance.

    * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, computer literacy including MS Office and databases.

    * Desire to deliver excellence in clinical care and physiotherapy management of elite athletes.

     

    If you believe you fit the criteria for this role please send your cover letter, CV and expected remuneration with “Physiotherapy Vacancy” in the subject bar to Hannah Walker (Head of Medical Services) at hwalker@coventryrugby.co.uk

     

    Closing date:  30th April 2018

    Interviews:  Early May 2018

    Starting date: June 2018

    Salary: Depending on experience, to be discussed at interview.

  • SENIOR MSK PHYSIOTHERAPIST: PERFORMANCE PHYSIOTHERAPY LTD (South Wales) 30th April 2018

    SENIOR MSK PHYSIOTHERAPIST: PERFORMANCE PHYSIOTHERAPY LTD (South Wales)

     

    Closing Date 30th April 2018

    Salary: £30,000-£35,000 (dependent on experience)

    Due to ongoing expansion, Performance Physiotherapy Ltd are looking to recruit physiotherapists with a good background in sports/MSK physiotherapy to join its growing team. Full and Part time vacancies are available on a 12 month fixed term contract initially.

     

    We require suitably qualified physiotherapists to cover a varied caseload including sports injury, private MSK clinic, occupational health and primary care clinics. Opportunities for both full time daytime and/or evening and weekend work exist, with flexible working hours to suit individual needs.

    Essential Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years post graduate clinical experience in the field of MSK physiotherapy.

    Essential Qualifications/Skills:

    • BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy
    • Up to date CSP/HPC registration
    • Evidence of a commitment to ongoing CPD/learning
    For more information, please email an up to date CV to info@performance-physiotherapy.co.uk

     

  • Part Time Physiotherapist , Croydon and Dicot clinics , ASAP

    BodyFit Therapies Ltd are looking for a dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist to join the team on a Part Time basis at both our Croydon and Dicot clinics, with additional opportunities to provide pitchside cover for a local American Football team. Injuries consist of sports related injuries, whiplash associated disorders, chronic lower back pain and post-operative rehab.

    Essential Requirements:

    - Have at least 2 years post graduate Musculoskeletal experience, and registered with HCPC

    - Have a strong use of manual therapy

    - Qualification in Acupuncture/Dry Needling

    - Evidence of maintaining professional development

    - Strong observational skills, a logical approach and the ability to problem solve in order to diagnose effectively

    Desirable Requirements:

    - Qualification in Pilates

    - Car Owner or ability to attend home visits local to the clinic for house bound patients

    Locations:

    The House of Beauty & Wellbeing - Dicot: This post is to work Tuesday evenings and alternate Saturday mornings

    EasyGym Croydon: This post is to work a 4-8 hour day and alternate Saturdays. Hours and days can be discussed

    Start date: ASAP

    Please send your covering letter and CV to info@bodyfittherapies.co.uk, stating which location you are applying for.

  • Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic , 30/04/2019 , NW London

    Company:

    Bodybalance Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

    www.bodybalancephysio.com

    Location:

    NW London

    Closing date:

    30/04/2019

    Description:

    Bodybalance Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is an established, growing company with 3 clinics in North London and Hertfordshire. Our focus is on providing highest quality, professional physiotherapy care which is valued, trusted and respected by our colleagues, clients and referrers. We are motivated by helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes. We work together as a team in a busy, fun environment.

    Bodybalance are seeking experienced physiotherapists to join our team with the aim of helping us grow our Sports/MSK/Ortho home visit service across North and North West London. We’ve got busy clinics in Mill Hill and Muswell Hill, but we have more and more requests from people looking for physiotherapy in their own home. With the help of our many referring Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons, we’d like to expand our home visit service across North West London.

    The beauty of this role is that you can work your own hours – we’ll leave it for you to arrange the appointment times with the patient so you can fit it around family life or another job. It could be evenings, during the day or at weekends – it really will come down to what suits you and the patients and we will leave you to arrange your appointment times.

    ***** NOTE: In addition to this position we are advertising for part-time physiotherapists on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings at both our NW London and Hertfordshire clinics. We are open to the idea of one person covering both advertised positions if suitable, so please mention this in your application if that is of interest*****

    We want enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated physiotherapists to add to our team of physiotherapists, Pilates teachers, massage therapists and admin support. We want someone who is interesting and who has great clinical skills and knowledge. You'll need to have enough experience to be able to meet the expectations of your patients, and you'll need to be able to think independently and show initiative (but also to be able to know when it is right to ask for some help). Most of our patients are self-paying or have private medical insurance; they expect great physiotherapy and we want to offer them the very best care and attention. We want someone who wants to do well personally and who wants to be part of our team environment.

    As well as great workplace conditions and an environment that is fun and friendly, employed staff will be remunerated at a very generous hourly rate with an additional bonus structure (self-employed options can be discussed depending on the individual). You will need to have your own transport, but we will contribute to your expenses through a mileage allowance. We have regular in house CPD and will help you continue to develop your skills through structured mentoring and a CPD budget.

    We're happy to consider physiotherapists from all backgrounds and walks of life, but there are some minimum requirements. Applicants must be HCPC registered and a member of the CSP.

    The private medical insurance companies we deal with want our physiotherapists to have at least 3 years of MSK experience to treat their patients. Private practice experience will be a big plus but is not necessary. Experience of working in sport is also an advantage, but that isn't totally necessary either.

    Eligibility to work in the UK is definitely required. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS before offers are finalised.

    The interview process usually involves a face to face meeting followed by an assessment of your clinical skills in a practical situation. This can be either in our Hatfield or Mill Hill clinics, and we can accommodate evening interviews if necessary.

    To apply, please send us your CV with a covering letter stating what you can bring to the position. Or you can contact us by email if you would like to arrange an informal chat about the role.

    Eric Clarke

    Director

    Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    Phone: 01707284910 (office)

                 07826523851 (mobile)

     

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  • Full Time Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist ,Northamptonshire , ASAP

    JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION

    JOB TITLE: Full Time Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist

    INTRODUCTION:

    Strong Lines is a forward-thinking practice providing first class treatment, rehabilitation, injury

    screening and reconditioning to generally motivated and athletic clients.

    We are located in the beautiful retail park of Nene Court in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. We

    have treatment rooms and a state of the art rehabilitation suite.

    Strong Lines is a place where you have freedom to flex some clinical muscle and deliver the type of

    rehab/therapy that you want to practice. There is a strong culture of personal and clinical

    development. Your primary goal is to facilitate pain free living, delivering the type of physiotherapy

    that changes lives.

    Successful candidates are expected to be proficient in the practice and application of innovative

    manual therapy and demonstrate skill in the application of science based rehabilitation and

    reconditioning techniques that support an active lifestyle.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Delivery of gold standard care

    Maintain a diverse caseload

    Develop clinical services that you may wish to specialise in

    Develop your skill set with innovative and thought provoking in service training

    Partake in regular CPD

    Making the most of networking opportunities

    Active participation in charity events, marketing and PR campaigns is essential

    CANDIDATE:

    Essential:

    Enthusiastic attitude to clinical development within a team environment

    Passionate about delivering gold standard care

    Passionate about promoting health and wellbeing and a healthy, active lifestyle

    3-5years MSK experience

    Someone who loves people and is an inspiring and engaging communicator who can reach

    across social barriers to find common ground with anyone

    Desirable:

    Masters level education

    UKSCA/NSCA or other fitness related education

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    BSc in Physiotherapy / Sports Therapy

    HCPC registered

    Full CSP member

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    Competitive salary and generous bonus scheme

    CPD budget

    Options for further education funding

    Pension

    Career development and growth

    START DATE:

    ASAP

    APPLICATIONS TO:

    Fred Braithwaite, Director of Strong Lines Physiotherapy

    fred@stronglines.co.uk

    LOCATION:

    Strong Lines Physiotherapy Ltd, Nene Court, The Embankment, Wellingborough, NN8 1LD.

    www.stronglines.co.uk

    We are on FACEBOOK TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

  • Sports/MSK Physiotherapists – Part time evenings and Saturday mornings

    Company:

    Bodybalance Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

    www.bodybalancephysio.com

    Location:

    North London and Hertfordshire.

    Closing date:

    30/04/2019

    Description:

    Bodybalance Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is an established company with 3 clinics in North London and Hertfordshire. Our focus is on providing highest quality, professional physiotherapy care which is valued, trusted and respected by our colleagues, clients and referrers. We are motivated by helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes. We work together as a team in a busy, fun environment.

    Bodybalance are seeking experienced physiotherapists to join our growing team on a part time basis, covering Saturday mornings and 1 or 2 mid-week evening sessions at each of our clinics in Hatfield (AL10) and Mill Hill (NW4). Roles are offered on an employed or self-employed basis, depending on the applicant and your situation. There is potential for this role to grow into a full-time (employed) role in the future, and there may also be future opportunities to work directly with one of the many elite sports teams we look after.

    ***** NOTE: In addition to this position we are advertising for physiotherapists to provide home-visit MSK and post-op ortho care in NW London and Hertfordshire. We’re open to the idea of one person covering both the clinic based and domiciliary positions if suitable, so please mention this in your application if that is of interest*****

    Our clinics are located inside great gym settings with fantastic facilities. We generally see a mix of sports injuries, MSK and post-op rehabilitation across all ages. Our patients are typically motivated, active and keen to get better.

    We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Sports & MSK physiotherapists to join our team of physiotherapists, Pilates teachers, massage therapists and admin support. We want someone who is interesting and who has great clinical skills and knowledge. You'll need to have enough experience to be able to confidently meet the expectations of your patients. You'll need to be able to think independently and show initiative, but also to be able to know when it is right to ask for some help. Most of our patients are self-paying or have private medical insurance; they expect great physiotherapy and we want to offer them the very best care and attention. We want someone who wants to do well personally and who wants to be part of our team environment.

    We offer great workplace conditions in an environment that is fun and friendly. Employed staff will be remunerated at a generous hourly rate with an additional bonus structure (self-employed options can be discussed depending on the individual). We have regular in house CPD and will help you continue to develop your skills through structured mentoring and a CPD budget.

    We're happy to consider physiotherapists from all backgrounds and walks of life, but there are some minimum requirements. Applicants must be HCPC registered and a member of the CSP.

    The private medical insurance companies we deal with want our physiotherapists to have at least 3 years of MSK experience to treat their patients. Private practice experience will be a big plus but is not necessary. Experience of working in sport is also an advantage, but that isn't totally necessary either. But eligibility to work in the UK is definitely required. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS before offers are finalised.

    Our interview process usually involves a face to face meeting where we discuss you and your experience, followed by an assessment of your clinical skills in a practical situation. This can be either in our Hatfield or Mill Hill clinics, and we can accommodate evening interviews if necessary.

    To find out more or to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@bodybalancephysio.com

  • When to load and by how much? Opload Congress 2017 – 2nd World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy By Rosie Mew

    Load - When to load, How to load and by How Much - is a hot topic in the sports world, and is an ideal focus point for the 2nd World congress of Sports Physical Therapy, held in Belfast 6th - 7th October at the iconic Titanic centre.

    Conference content was extremely good. Yes, finding the coffee was a bit like qualifying for the crystal maze, and at times it was quite Physiology and science heavy -  scatter charts flashed in front of my eyes before I had time to digest their content or meaningfulness. However, the data heavy aspects were balanced out with speakers highlighting how to apply this science into practice. As clinicians, my colleagues and I regularly make decisions about loading and how to adapt and progress loading regimes. The lectures built upon my existing knowledge and helped develop greater understanding of how loading regimes are tailored to bone, muscle, ligament and tendon injuries. There was also discussion on progressed loading for “return to play”. Some clinically relevant gems included:

    Learning the benefits of a 5-6 day rest period for recovery vs a 3 day rest period

    Coping with seasonal congestion and successive demands through busy competitive periods

    Adapting loading in relation to physical and mental fatigue

    Benefits of integrating unforeseen and ever-changing load mechanisms

    Potential advantages of training for my favourite new terminology: the ‘speed vaccine’.

    If you have looked at the Physios in Sport and Exercise CPD pathway, you might wonder what some of the benefits are of progressing through to Gold level. For me, they made a huge difference to my conference experience. Having booked late and missed the early bird discount, it was brilliant to learn that “Gold members” (those with Gold level CPD) were given a conference discount, invited to a drinks reception at the spectacularly domed City Hall and to join the speakers and executive committee members for a meal afterwards. Although often uncomfortable in more formal ‘networking’ environments, I really enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and chat in a relaxed manner with the people that inspire me within our field of Sports Physiotherapy. If you need more affirmation on why to pursue Gold Membership accreditation then the surprise invite to a private gathering and glass of wine with Dame Katherine Grainger may be just that. It definitely made it worthwhile for me and was my congress highlight. Not only is she one of my all-time favourite athletes, with her dogged determination in her pursuit of that elusive gold medal and her ability to pick herself up again and again when everything suggested she should quit, but she is also able to speak eloquently and inspire a room full of people without prompts or notes and remain completely on point. Apparently she is quite good in a rowing boat too. 

    Photo: Dame Katherine Grainger and Rosie Mew

    I left the Conference with some great learning points that I am keen to put into practice. I’m  now better armed to tailoring my loading progressions to specific injuries and return to play, and also how to load optimally.

    For more information on the conference, see @opload_2017 #opload http://www.opload2017.com

    Rosie Mew works part time for EIS, British Gymnastics, England Hockey, England Athletics and in private practice in London City Centre. She was the lead Physio at London 2012 Paralympics.

     

     

  • ACPSEM Soft Tissue Techniques - Blog by @vikki_mills80 and @physiofaith

    The ACPSEM hosted a 2 part soft tissue techniques course aimed at practicing clinicians in sports medicine to equip them with the hands on skills necessary for soft tissue management.  The course was held over 2 weekends, 6 weeks apart with completion of all 4 days which included the submission of a case study.

    There are many schools of thought emerging in sports and exercise medicine which question the use of what is often termed ‘hands on’ physiotherapy, specifically massage or soft tissue mobilisation. As physiotherapists working in elite sports settings, the thought of completing a day with-out utilising ‘hands on’ techniques in some capacity is for us, impossible to imagine, let alone our athletes. However, despite being an integral part of our day to day routines, could either of us recall ever having any formal training on ‘massage’? The answer was no!

    We highlight several examples of how this has changed our practice and thought processes to justify the use of massage as part of our clinical tool kit.

    Evidence base

    During the course we explored the evidence base behind sports massage, and discussed the justifications we articulated to our clients. It became quickly apparent that we were missing several fundamental reasons for using massage, with most attendees noting blood flow improvement as the main justification. We were exposed to many other reasons, including the positive impact of wellbeing, biomechanical, physiological, neurological and psychological effects (Moraska 2007).

    Practical skills

    The content of this course was highly practical, allowing us to develop our techniques and gain feedback from both tutors and peers. Evidence has suggested that differences in practitioners’ proficiency affect the effectiveness of massage (Donozama et al 2010). Therefore, handling and optimising patient position was fundamental to the effectiveness of not only the treatment but the wellbeing and comfort of the therapist.

    Technical skills gained included a detailed breakdown of individual massage technique in part 1, with further study and practice of more advanced skills involving tool assisted soft tissue release techniques, cupping and myofascial release in part 2. Development of massage techniques and application over the entire 4 days addressed specific soft tissue dysfunction, which included muscular imbalances, trigger point development and altered motor patterns.

    Lecturers

    To host a course for 4 days to teach fundamental skills to clinicians already practicing in the sporting environment is no easy feat, yet Colin Paterson and Ros Cooke managed to pull this off. Their knowledge, skills and experience in addition to their enthusiasm made for an engaging and enjoyable learning experience.

    For any clinician embarking on the ACPSEM CPD pathway it is compulsory that they undertake and evidence post graduate training in massage. This course provides an opportunity for any practicing clinician to challenge their current knowledge and practice. The theory and content challenged thoughts, beliefs and existing skills. We now feel better equipped to justify, articulate and carry out soft tissue techniques as a treatment modality.

    Vikki Mills BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC ACPSEM AACP

    Vikki has been a charted physiotherapist for 15 years working in both the private and elite sport setting. Vikki divides her clinical practice between Leeds United Academy and community MSK services. Her clinical interests include paediatric lower limb biomechanics and growth related pathology.

    @vikki_mills80

    Faith Fisher-Atack BSc (HONS) MCSP HCPC ACPSEM ACPAT

    Faith is a chartered Human and Veterinary Physiotherapist and clinical director of Equine Physio Services, a physiotherapy practice specialising in equine and rider biomechanics and performance. Former Head of Sports Science and Medicine at Leeds United Academy.

    @physiofaith

    References:

    Donozama N, Shibasaki M (2010) Differences in practitioners' proficiency affect the effectiveness of massage therapy on physical and psychological states.
    Journal of bodywork and movement therapists. Volume 14 issue 3 July 2010 pages 238-245

    Moraska A (2007) Therapist education impacts the massage effect on post-race muscle recovery. Medicine and science in sport and exercise

  • LAST TWO WEEKS! CLOSING DATE for Optimal Loading Conference delegates is 18th SEPT !

    LAST TWO WEEKS! CLOSING DATE for Optimal Loading in Sport Congress bookings is 18th SEPT !

    We only have two more weeks till our Closing Date for anyone wanting to sign up to the next great conference of 2017!

    Click HERE now www.opload2017.com to check the programme, speakers & events

    DO NOT MISS OUT - no more delegate requests can be taken after this date so please so SIGN UP NOW to avoid disappointment!

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