Academy Physio/Sports Therapist

Emile Heskey · Competitive · Stoke-on-Trent
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Reports to: Senior Academy Physio /Head of Sport Medicine and Science Department / Academy Manager

Area: Sports Medicine and Science

Location: Dimensions / Northwood (Stoke-on-Trent)

JOB ROLE - Working as part of a growing Sports Medicine and Science team; to provide medical cover on match days, to develop and implement treatment and rehabilitation, to assist with medical screening and Health/Medical education programmes for all academy players 8-16.


+ Provide access to appropriate physiotherapy/therapy support for all registered and trialist academy players.

+ Ensure appropriate physiotherapy/therapy support including the provision of well stocked medical bags, is available for all Academy activities.

+ Maintain accurate and up to date medical records for all registered Academy players.

+ Liaise with players, parents and staff in order to provide appropriate feedback on treatment of injuries.

+ Provide matchday first aid, assessment and treatment to all academy players.

+ Ensure that a qualified medical person is present at all academy training and games.

+ Liaise appropriately with Academy Manager and other staff with regard to the above listed responsibilities.

+ Work closely with Sport Scientists/Strength and Conditioning Coaches to ensure best methods of Academy player development are achieved

+ Supervise and mentor interns and students within the Sports Medicine Internship programme.

+ Arrange and supervise appropriate protocols for trialists and development Centres.

+ Other appropriate duties as required by the Academy Management team.

+ CSP/HCPC registered or equivalent.

+ BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Rehabilitation.

+ Flexible to working hours (evenings and weekends).

+ Experience of managing own caseload and maintaining accurate and up to date notes effectively.

+ In date, Level 4 First aid qualification (ITMMiF).


+ Experience of working within an interdisciplinary sports science and medical team and rehabilitating Musculoskeletal injuries in a sporting environment.

+ Extensive manual therapy skills, sports rehabilitation/knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies and knowledge of movement dysfunction analysis and experience in performance stability screening.

+ Previous experience working as a physiotherapist/therapist in a professional football Club.

+ Sports Massage Qualification/Acupuncture Qualification/Orthopaedic Medication Qualification.

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