Physios in Sport

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine

  • SENIOR REHABILITATION PHYSIOTHERAPIST & PHD CANDIDATE - 8th June 2018

     

    SENIOR REHABILITATION PHYSIOTHERAPIST & PHD CANDIDATE

    About us

    SSC Sports Medicine’s mission is to be the world’s leading diagnostic, rehabilitation and clinical research centre in orthopaedic and sports injury and health. The department is looking to recruit 3 senior physiotherapists to deliver clinical services and enter into PhD programmes under new and current research streams.

     

    SSC Sports Medicine is part of the Sports Surgery Clinic, Europe’s leading private Orthopaedic hospital. SSC Sports Medicine resides in a 14,000 sq ft purpose built facility currently seeing over 300 patients a day.  The department has been designed to allow for the highest standard of analysis and rehabilitation with two VICON 3D biomechanics laboratories, embedded Woodway treadmills, 8 lifting platforms including 2 with force plates and video feedback and one with a full VICON camera set, visual distraction retraining technology along with a full exercise physiology and concussion assessment suite including ECG and Cortex Metalysers.

     

    The current SSC Sports Medicine team is comprised of a staff of over 60 personnel including Administration, Consultant Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, Biomechanics, Research, Nursing and Strength and Conditioning staff. The team is a dynamic multidisciplinary group with world-class expertise in the areas of diagnostics, biomechanics, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning focussed at delivering rehabilitation and conditioning to athletes of all levels from recreational to elite across all aspects or musculoskeletal injury. In addition, the team both conceptualise, plan and deliver a large multi-stream research program across multiple aspects of rehabilitation and performance which continue to improve evidence-based practice in the area as well and constantly evolve service provision.

    The role

    As part of this process we are continually expanding and specifically over the next 18 months are looking for three experienced and motivated physiotherapist’s to join the team. Each role will include the opportunity for the successful candidate to undertake a fully funded PhD with both internal and external supervisors including a collaborative university. Each of these topic areas will be matched with one of Biomechanics research assistants who will be undertaking separate PhD work in biomechanics supporting the topic-specific focus.

    It is expected that the successful applicants will manage a mixed caseload but have a specific interest in one of the three areas of future research:

     

    Topic One

    Athletic Groin Pain

    SSC has published extensively on patients with athletic groin pain including a series of 3 papers recently published in BJSM and sees over 400 patients for rehabilitation annually including international residential athletes. It is intended that one candidate will investigate clinical and biomechanical outcomes after rehabilitation as part of a multicentre RCT.

    Topic Two

    ACL Rehabilitation

    SSC has developed and published clinical, surgical and biomechanical data from their ACL database of over 5,000 athletes over the last 5 years. While continuing to explore these areas and their influence on outcomes after ACL reconstruction it is intended that one candidate will explore the assessment of neuroplasticity after ACLR and during rehabilitation and its influence on outcomes.

    Topic Three

    Back Pain

    SSC utilises an exercised based approach in the management of chronic low back pain has published on its effectiveness across strength and clinical measures. It is intended that one candidate will undertake an RCT to investigate the influence of this programme on the biomechanics of movement after rehabilitation.

    The positions will be filled as appropriate candidates become available over the next 12 month period.

     

    Closing date for applications is Friday 8th June 2018

     

    SSC is an equal opportunities employer

  • Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing-TASS and Performance Sport Physiotherapist (2 posts)-27th June 2018

    Job Title:  TASS and Performance Sport Physiotherapist (2 posts)

    Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

    Salary:  MSc Course Fees plus bursary

    Contract Type: Part-time (20 hours per week)

    Job Description:

    An opportunity has arisen at Sheffield Hallam University Physiotherapy Clinic for the positions stated above. These positions are part time to enable the successful candidates to undertake Masters Level study alongside this post. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Chartered Physiotherapist with musculoskeletal and sports injury management experience to develop their clinical skills in conjunction with completing an MSc at Sheffield Hallam University.  The successful candidate will be required to hold a UK recognised physiotherapy qualification and be HCPC registered.

    The successful candidates will deliver physiotherapy services to TASS athletes and Performance Sports Scholarship athletes at Sheffield Hallam University, alongside the Lead Physiotherapist.  This role will include injury screening and implementation of prehabilitation strategies in addition to injury management and rehabilitation of athletes across a range of sporting disciplines.   There will also be opportunity to treat non-performance athletes in the clinic, and work closely with Strength and Conditioning Team based at the University.

    We are looking to appoint motivated, enthusiastic physiotherapists who can demonstrate an ability to work as  autonomous practitioners, but also have the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.  Good communication skills are essential for this post to facilitate effective working relationships between the Physiotherapy Clinic, Regional and National TASS networks and the University.  Additionally, the successful candidates must have flexibility to work some evenings or weekends, which may include travel nationally and internationally with individual sports.  The clinical hours will be carried out over 2-3 days each week.

    We are committed to CPD, and it is expected that the successful candidates will have achieved or be working towards ACPSEM Bronze Award prior to commencing employment and we will provide mentorship to support development within the ACPSEM pathway over the duration of the post holding.

    Studentship will be from September 2018 - August 2020 and a more detailed job specification is available on request. How to apply: Please send covering letter and CV to Kathryn Cassidy (K.Cassidy@shu.ac.uk)

    Closing date:  Wednesday 27th  June 2018.

    Interview Date:   Interviews are planned for Thursday 12th July 2017, at Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Physiotherapist - Upper School, Covent Garden - 15 June 2018

    Physiotherapist

    Upper School, Covent Garden

    We are seeking a qualified physiotherapist to provide a full range of musculoskeletal diagnostic and treatment services for the School’s ballet students aged 16-18. Experience of working in a high performance sports or dance environment with talented young people would be a great advantage, as would strong inter-personal and communication skills. The post holder will be a vital member of our Healthcare team in one of the world’s top classical ballet training centres.

    Salary: £37,660 per annum.

    Hours: 40 hours over 5 days, during term time, 1 week at Easter School and 2 weeks of Summer School.

    For the job description and to apply, please go to our website www.royalballetschool.org.uk/information/work-with-us

    Please note that we do not accept CV’s- all candidates must complete an application form.

    Closing date: 9am, 15 June 2018

    Interviews: 21 June 2018

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and further pre-employment checks to comply with boarding school recruitment regulations.

  • Scarlets Rugby-Regional Age Grade Physiotherapist - 12/6/18

    Organisation: Scarlets Rugby

    Position: Scarlets Regional Age Grade Physiotherapist

    Location: Training in South-West Wales and matches across wales

    Salary: competitive sessional rate

    Role Type: Part time - sessional

    Closing date:  12/6/18

     

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Scarlets Rugby medical team and be part of one of the elite rugby teams in Europe at this time. The ideal candidate will have the desire for a career in high performance sport and be committed to enhancing their skills and experiences in this area. The ideal candidate will be flexible, team orientated and a self starter with an excellent work ethic. This role will provide opportunity to be a part of the Scarlets Performance team’s ongoing CPD programme and to learn from experiences practitioners within the team. This role could suit a newly qualified or junior physiotherapist with a passion for sports medicine.

     

    Roles:

    * Provide physiotherapy provision to the Scarlets Regional Age Grade teams, primarily the Under 16’s West squad during training and matches

    * Assist in the delivery of movement competency and athlete preparation programmes to the Scarlets Under 16’s west squads

    * Assist the Head Academy Physiotherapist with physiotherapy provision to other regional squads and academy players as required

    * Communicate effectively with Scarlets Age Grade & Academy coaches, players, parents and other members of the Scarlets Performance Department in the provision of care to age grade and academy players

    * Work closely with the Under 16’s West Strength and Conditioning coach and the other members of the performance team across the Scarlets structure to implement injury prevention programmes

    * Maintain timely and accurate medical records in accordance with legislation

     

    Job requirements: Essential:

    * BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy

    * HPC and CSP registration

    * Preferably holds a current sports trauma qualification - level 2 immediate care in rugby qualification or equivalent or be willing to obtain this at the next available opportunity

    * Evidence of seeking opportunities to gain experience in sports medicine as an undergraduate

    * Evidence of commitment and dedication to a career working in high performance sport

    * A desire to learn and to challenge oneself in a high pressured environment

    * A high level of professionalism at all times must be maintained

    * Know when to seek assistance from more experienced practitioners

     

    Desirable:

    * Previous experience providing physiotherapy care to a sports team

     

    References will be required on request.

     

    To apply for this exciting opportunity please send a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience to;

    Dermot Austin, Head Academy Physiotherapist

    Email: dermotaustin@scarles.wales

    Subject: Physiotherapist Application

  • Men’s Team Physiotherapist - St George’s Park- 17th July.

     

    Men’s Team Physiotherapist - U21-U18 Professional phase

    Based at St George’s Park, near Burton upon Trent

    Our Goal

    Win the World Cups in 2022 and 2023 and sustained success thereafter.

    To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England Teams at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

    The Role

    The primary objective of the role is to support the delivery of a world-leading Physiotherapy service to England Men’s development teams across all age groups (U18-U21). This service will support the coaching and Talent Identification processes and will provide performance advantages through optimal availability of players.

    The successful candidate will assist in the development of FA Medical policies and issues across all levels of Football, as well as be responsible for the delivery of world leading physiotherapy and other therapy services to other development teams as required.

    Key elements of the roles will include:

    * Support the delivery of a world class physiotherapy service to England Men’s development teams which includes soft tissue and relevant therapies.

    * Assist in the development of guidelines, policies and related educational content for all aspects of performance medicine across the game

    * Close working relationships with Men’s national coaches and support staff to ensure a cohesive multi-disciplinary approach at all times

    * Develop and maintain close working relationships with peers in professional clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players

    * Assist in the leadership and delivery of key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development and the development of policies and guidelines for the whole game

    * Contribute to working and steering groups which underpin  key strategic aims

    * Develop and maintain an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside football with whom to share and develop best practice

     

    The Person The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

    * Chartered physiotherapist with HCPC registration

    * Right to work in the UK or appropriate VISA

    * Extensive experience as a Physiotherapist in elite sport.

    * Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and electronic note systems

    * Excellent academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in Physiotherapy & rehabilitation - including clinical delivery

    * Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing MDT/coaching teams

    * Good planning skills and flexibility – along with a willingness to learn

    You will also demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills with internal and external stakeholders. You will display behaviours to maintain and enhance good relationships which will help develop The FA’s positive professional profile across the business and wider industry.

    To Apply

    The closing date is midnight on 22nd June 2018.

    The Assessment day will be taking place at St George’s Park on Tuesday 17th July.

    If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to England Team success, please apply using the link below.

    The Football Association Group promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

  • National Head of Physiotherapy - Dublin - 15th June 2018.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Leadership / Management

    • Develop and lead the implementation of performance health strategies and protocols for the senior men's and women's squads and build sub-strategies related to development players within the system.
    • Identify, select, lead and line-manage a team of part-time consultant physiotherapists delivering physiotherapy services to the senior women’s teams, Inter-Provincial men’s teams, women’s Super 3’s and youth International (U15-U19) programme both home and  abroad on tour, and review their performance.
    • Responsible for defining consultant roles and contracts, their performance, providing a structured staff development programme, and annual appraisals.
    • Direct, lead and manage the Physiotherapy team in support of performance plans as identified by the Performance Director.
    • Manage a world leading high performance Sports Medicine environment for International, First Class and National Academy players.

     

      • Develop a multidisciplinary culture across the medical team and with other science and coaching practitioners working as part of the Cricket Ireland High Performance system.
    • Develop a confidentiality protocol and ensure adherence to same.

     

    Service Delivery

      • Lead and deliver the physiotherapy service delivery at all home Ireland senior men’s and Ireland Wolves matches in the summer season, and attend some practice sessions as agreed with the Head Coach.
    • Lead and deliver individualised athlete management and rehabilitation programmes and targeted injury risk management strategies to enhance performance in collaboration with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, coaches and athletes.

     

      • Oversee the injury and fitness status of identified players; injury management of players; develop and manage injury reduction programmes for all players, and communicating closely with the men’s and women’s Head Coaches in all areas.
    • Oversee the rehabilitation of injuries to Cricket Ireland players as agreed with Head Coaches.
    • Work closely with National Performance Services Manager to develop and oversee pre-habilitation programmes for all players.
    • Responsible for developing a world leading Physiotherapy and Medical programme which will maximise health to help optimise performance of all Cricket Ireland players.
    • Conduct pre-contract medicals as required.
    • Ensure Anti-Doping policy is being implemented and arrange for education of all players through Sport Ireland.

     

    Reporting / Documentation

    • Member of the Cricket Ireland Performance Management Team.
    • Member of and work with the ICC Medical Advisory Committee.

     

    • Develop up to date evidence based protocols on concussion and other sports medicine policies in line with world’s best practice and in conjunction with ICC Medical Advisory Committee.
    • for maintaining up to date notes on the online Athlete Management System (AMS); educating all Physiotherapists on AMS use; oversee development and innovations of AMS; working with the AMS platform developers. Collect and report on all AMS data to understand and improve injury occurrence and improve performance.
    • Generate Injury reports and coordinate a CI injury surveillance programme.

     

    Communication / Partnerships

    • Demonstrate an innovative approach and a commitment to being at the cutting edge of the latest developments in Sports Medicine. You will need to foster strong working relationships across key personnel within Cricket Ireland, including coach development, medical and sports science, to ensure that Irish cricket becomes synonymous with world leading practice.
    • Develop close links with Radiology services, Hospitals, relevant Consultants and coordinate Sports Medicine services for all home-based players.
    • In conjunction with the Performance Director, manage the relationship with key partners and stakeholders, including Sport Ireland and Sport NI Institutes.

     

      • Communicate regularly with the men’s and women’s head coaches and chair of selectors regarding fitness and of players and progress of injured players.
    • Communicate regularly with the Provincial support staff particularly head coach, regarding any physiotherapy issues related to player welfare or performance; and regarding progress of injured players.

     

    Financial / Human Resource

    • Conduct audits on Sports Medicine equipment including consumables and manage budget accordingly.
    • Order medical supplies and equipment as appropriate.
    • Manage personnel budget for consultants and all related travel expenses.

     

    This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

    PROCESS

      • The closing date for applications will be 15th June 2018.
    • A detailed letter of application and full CV should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential.
    • Interviews will be held w/c 18th June 2018.

     

  • Gemau Cymru - physiotherapy volunteers

    Gemau Cymru is a bilingual signature event for talented young athletes to compete in a high profile multi-sport event while experiencing an athlete village environment. All sports will be structured and managed via a close partnership with the relevant Governing Bodies.

    We are looking for physiotherapy volunteers to help make this event run as effectively as possible. Physiotherapists of all levels are welcome at this event whether that be students, recently qualified physiotherapists or experienced physiotherapists.

    By volunteering at this event, you will gain experience of working alongside different members of the multi-disciplinary team in a multi-event games. This is normally key criteria in applying for a position on the medical team at various sporting events. Previous volunteers have gone on to work in performance sport and at high-performance events such as the Commonwealth Games and Olympics.

    Shadowing/supervised hours at this event can contribute to the hours required to achieve the ACPSEM Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

    It will be held between 06-08 of July 2018 in different locations across Wales. However, the majority of events will be held in Cardiff. For further information and to register your interest please email pisacardiff@gmail.com

    For more upcoming events like this one, please like the Physios in Sport Academy page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/pisacardiff/permalink/2112128165739177/)

  • Hartpury Sports Academy Therapist-£20,000 per annum- closing date 15th June.

    Hartpury College is one of the UK’s leading sports and land based residential colleges.  It has become one of the largest in the sector with outstanding teaching and sporting facilities. Over 3000 full time Further and Higher education students study at our attractive rural campus In Gloucestershire.

    Hartpury Sports Academy Therapist

    37.5hrs a week (To be flexible based on clinic demands)

    Fixed Term for two years

    £20,000 per annum

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hartpury College in the Sports Academy Medical Department. We are seeking a passionate Chartered Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist or Sports Rehabilitator with relevant governing body memberships and insurance to join our current clinical team.

     

    The successful therapist will predominantly support our rugby programmes: the most successful AASE rugby team, current BUCS Super Rugby Championship winners, BUCS Women’s Premier League & National 7s winners and the Championship Rugby and Tyrrells Premier 15s teams, at the discretion of the Head of Medical Services/Head of RFC Medical.

     

    Support will be given to the right candidate in the form of professional mentoring and participation in a continued professional development programme, as well as a Hartpury kit package.

     

    Please review the job description and person specification. For an informal enquiry please contact tom.cresswell@hartpury.ac.uk

     

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

    Visit our website www.hartpury.ac.uk to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post.

     

    The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 15th June.

     

    Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

     

  • SENIOR MSK PHYSIOTHERAPIST: PERFORMANCE PHYSIOTHERAPY LTD (South Wales) , ASAP

    Start date: ASAP

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

    Performance Physiotherapy Ltd are looking to recruit a senior physiotherapists with a good background in sports/MSK physiotherapy to join its growing team. Full time position initially although part time role considered for the right candidate.

    The role involves 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. Good annual leave and additional CPD budget included.

     

    Essential Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years post graduate physiotherapy clinical experience.

     

    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
  • Physiotherapist - Agile Therapy - Cardiff -31st of May 2018

    Place of Work : Agile Therapy ,84 Penylan Road , Cardiff ,CF23 5HX

    Reporting to :David Saunders , Director

    Hours of Work :37.5 per week ,Full time contract ,Some evenings , Occasional Saturdays

    Salary : Competitive ,Dependent on Experience ,Bonus Structure after probation

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • To provide suitable and appropriate Physiotherapy to Agile Therapy clients.

    • To remain positive, professional and courteous at all times.

    • To carry out a clinical case load involving assessment and treatment of clients.

    • To undertake an assessment of the client’s complaints and develop an appropriate management plan using intervention

    options in accordance with your findings and the client’s goals/ wishes.

    • To professionally and effectively communicate findings and options with client, and work in collaboration with them in development of their management plan.

    • To use the appropriate evidence, resources and reflective practices to help ensure you are delivering the best care.

    • To ensure the keeping of up to date chart notes.

    • To take part in charts audits to ensure documentation is appropriate.

    • To make independent clinical decisions and collaborate with colleagues where appropriate.

    • To refer clients to other health professionals or consultants where indicated.

    • To work professionally and effectively with other healthcare professionals.

    Additional Duties:

    • To participate and contribute to continuing professional development in-services along with other staff members.

    • To contribute to marketing material (e.g. social media, blogs).

    Closing Date: 31st of May 2018.

    To apply please send a covering letter and your CV to info@agiletherapy.com.

    Interview Date: First week of June 2018 (Successful candidates will be contacted).

    Full Job Description can be found here

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