Job Description

Post Title
Senior First Team Physiotherapist

Department/Location
Medical Services, the Canalside Training Complex

Reports to
Head of Medical Services

Purpose of the Role
The post holder will lead in the design and implementation of rehabilitation following injury and/or illness, working predominantly with First Team players.

Functional Links
Internal: Head of Medical Services
Medical Team
Head of Football Operations
Club CEO and Directors
Staff and Managers throughout the Club and Foundation

External: Other Clubs’ Medical staff
Premier League and English Football League
FA
LMA
PFA

Key Performance Indicators

• Preventing unnecessary injury or illness to players; and,

• Rehabilitation following illness and/or injury is achieved in the most efficient way possible while allowing players to return to play in a better physical state than they were previously.

Role Specific Responsibilities

• To lead in the design and delivery of the Club’s injury rehabilitation programmes for commonly occurring musculoskeletal injuries;

• To support the process to standardise pre-injury assessment tools for objective monitoring during rehabilitation and as return to play markers for the management of commonly occurring musculoskeletal injuries;

• To assist in the clinical management of the playing squad for illness and injuries;

• To assist in the clinical preparation of the playing squad on both training and match days (home and away);

• To support the process of the Club’s protocol for concussion assessment and management;

• To maintain a comprehensive indexed database of note-keeping in accordance with professional standards requirements;

• To assist in writing and continually updating the department’s standard operating procedures; and,

• To execute additional tasks as required to meet the changing priorities of the First Team and the Club.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and the post holder is also required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Medical Services, the Head of Football Operations, the Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Officer or any other senior leader/Director within the Club, commensurate with the level of the post.