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Methods of appointment and qualifications of club doctors and physiotherapists in English professional football: some problems and issues
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    Re: The Football Club Doctor System

    We welcome Dr Boyce's letter as a useful contribution to the debate which our article has generated. Dr Boyce is quite correct to raise the issue of medical litigation. As the American College of Sports Medicine pointed out as long ago as 1991, what it called "the litigation epidemic" had at that time already "begun to engulf sports medicine" in the areas of negligence and malpractice, informed consent, counselling, re-en...

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    The Football Club Doctor System
    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the paper by Waddington et al,[1] highlighting the inadequacies of the football club doctor system in Britain. This paper confirms the situation that many people already knew to exist. Advertisements for club doctors are rarely published in medical journals and are normally appointed on a “who you know” basis. It is also particularly disappointing, that in a time when the specialty of...

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    Appointment and qualifications of club doctors and physiotherapists

    Dear Editor

    I read with great interest the article by Waddington, Roderick and Naik regarding the appointment and qualifications of club doctors and physiotherapists in English professional football.

    Further to the messages put over in the text I feel that from a physiotherapy side, just being chartered is not enough. In my experience many professional clubs are employing chartered physiotherapists, s...

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