ACADEMY PHYSIOTHERAPIST

An Academy Physiotherapist supports young players in their rehabilitation from injury, diagnoses any issues and helps prevent injury in healthy players through pre-hab sessions. They’re on-hand at matches and training sessions so that they can address any concerns immediately. Their knowledge of movement patterns and musculoskeletal pathways ensures this is possible. They must work in combination with other departments to ensure that players’ training schedules are managed effectively.

DID YOU KNOW?

Academy Physiotherapists work across the phases in an Academy, dealing with a whole range of players at different development phases. They report to the Head of Academy Sport Science & Medicine.

RECOMMENDED EDUCATION

An Academy Physiotherapist must be a Chartered Physiotherapist. This requires a university degree or postgraduate award that has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As the role requires working with young athletes, an up-to-date DBS check and safeguarding children qualification are also essential.

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE

History of working with elite young sports people is required. Candidates should be able to point to a number of case studies from the past and demonstrate how they resolved any issues. Previous work with the EPPP is also beneficial.

RECOMMENDED SKILLS & QUALITIES

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