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Job listing closed on 3 Jul 2024
23 Jun 2024

First Team Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

🇬🇧 Luton, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

The First Team Rehabilitation Physiotherapist will design and deliver bespoke rehabilitation strategies to ensure an optimal return to full training [RTFT] in terms of physical performance and according to current industry guided timelines, with a research enhanced approach.


Duties predominantly involve, but are not exclusive to the first team squad and have a focus towards rehabilitation of long term injured players;

  • Diagnosis of player injury as soon as possible after onset
  • Early management of injured players
  • Primary responsibility for rehabilitation sessions of injured first team players in pool, gymnasium, and field settings, conducted in a suitable and timely manner
  • Co-ordinate weekly rehab meetings with appropriate Medical and Performance staff
  • Ensure injured players meet suitable objective markers, agreed early in the rehabilitation process with the wider medical and performance team, before return to full training
  • Ensure all injured players have up to date rehabilitation plans
  • Take group rehabilitation sessions for injured players as required
  • Liaison with Head of Medical Services, Head of Physiotherapy and Head of Sports Science relating to optimal hand over of players for late stage conditioning


  • Physiotherapy assessment and treatment provision to professional players including but limited to manual, electro and exercise therapies
  • Work closely with the Head Physiotherapist, and Head of Medical Services to coordinate care and ensure a multidisciplinary approach to player health
  • Ensure all elements of a player’s treatment under your care are effectively communicated with your line manager and/or the Head of Medical Services
  • Maintain detailed and up-to-date medical records for players in your care
  • Conduct regular musculoskeletal screenings and assessments to identify potential injury risk factors
  • Provide players with manual treatment and exercise sessions relating to either injury prevention or rehabilitation
  • Monitor and adjust rehabilitation programs of players in your care based on progress and clinical findings, communicating with the wider team
  • Collaboration with soft tissue therapists into provide optimal treatment for players
  • Stay current with the latest research and advancements in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities
  • Contribute to research projects and initiatives aimed at improving player care and performance
  • Joint responsibility to maintain an elite environment at all times
  • Joint responsibility to ensure clean and tidy work spaces and medical room
  • Attend matches and act as a match day physiotherapist both home and away when required
  • Duties for match day to include but not limited to, player preparation strategies, injury assessment & acute management, transportation of equipment and ensuring a clean, tidy and elite environment
  • Abide by all rules and requirements as set out and communicated by the club, this includes following the rules of the “Club Handbook”.
  • Follow any reasonable requests by your line manager or Head of Medical Services to support the wider team.


  • Excellent clinical assessment and diagnostic skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement individual rehabilitation programs.
  • Proficiency in a variety of physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Passion for football and a commitment to player health and performance.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and travel with the team as required.
  • Be an ambassador for Luton Town Football Club presenting the club in a positive image at all times.



  • Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy.
  • CSP Member
  • HCPC Registered
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sports physiotherapy with experience in football.
  • Experience of rehabilitation of professional footballers
  • Strong knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, rehabilitation techniques, and injury prevention strategies.
  • Desirable
  • Master’s degree in Physiotherapy or a related field.
  • Certification in advanced sports physiotherapy techniques.
  • CSCS or UKSA accreditation
  • FA Advanced Trauma and medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)

Additional Information:

  • This a Full-Time role
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.