WOODFORD TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

The official home of ‘The Woods’

The Woodford Town Sports Injuries Clinic is based at Ashton Playing Fields.  Its primary function is to facilitate all the players at the club from the youth squads up to the 1st Team.  Our aim is to provide:

  • Sports therapy support for all the players
  • Injury prevention and advice
  • Sports science and performance related support, including sports Nutrition
  • Match day cover, including emergency paramedical support

Our Therapy Support Team provide the players:

  • Injury assessment and analysis
  • Sports massage and soft tissue treatment
  • Taping and Strapping
  • Mobilisations
  • Cupping
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Stretching and Flexibility work
  • Fitness Training and core stability training

 

Our dedicated team of therapists are working to support our players in every capacity.  We intend to provide a service equal to anything currently available in non-league football.

Our Clinic

When the players are not training or not receiving treatment, our doors are open to anyone in the local area looking for injury support and preventative interventions.  Our students gain vital experience working with our clients and get clinical hours that count towards their qualifications.  The proceeds go towards supporting the further training of any new students we recruit and also to purchase the equipment and replenish the medical supplies we use on a weekly basis for the various squads.  We offer the following:

  • Sports Massage
  • Mobilisations and Spinal Manipulations
  • Taping and Strapping
  • TENS therapy
  • Exercise Rehab
  • Stretching and Mobility work
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Core Stability training
  • Cupping
  • Sports Nutrition
  • S.A.Q (Speed, Agility, Quickness) work

Are you interested in a student placement?

Woodford Town FC is currently offering placement opportunities for students as part the undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

We currently have placement agreements to accept students from:

  • London Metropolitan University
  • University of East London
  • London Southbank University
  • University College London

 The Student sports medicine team is to support:
1) The men’s 1st Team
2) U23 squad
3) U21 development squad
4) U18 squad

You will be working alongside the current head of sports injuries and rehabilitation and his No. 2, a recent Sports Therapy graduate from London Metropolitan University; volunteering under supervision to support. 
– Match day  pitch-side cover
– Sports injuries clinics

Match day pitch-side cover:
This will involve being at the ground before the players, and preparing them for matchdays by providing:
– pre match massage 
– stretching and warming up of players
– supporting pre-match fitness testing and assessments
– strapping and taping of players
– during the games coming onto the pitch, to provide 1st and trauma support to injured players when the referee has stopped play.
– providing 1st aid assistance and supporting the injury management plan for the 1st team.
– Ensuring players are hydrated throughout the match
– providing post-match support for the players, including warming down and stretching.
– supporting post-match injury assessment. 

CPD (continued Professional Development) of our students and therapists

We offer several courses and training programmes to develop and support our staff as they Through our main training partner Genesis Fitness, we can deliver several accredited courses.  Over the last 7 years Genesis Fitness has been a leading training provider delivering fitness industry qualifications throughout London.  We currently train and deliver:

  • 1st aid training
  • YMCA L3 diploma in sports massage therapy
  • YMCA L4 Certificate in sports massage therapy
  • YMCA L3 diploma in personal training

All these qualifications are offered stand alone or can be done to supplement the undergraduate courses that our students have undertaken.

Our Team

Contact us

To book a session and for prices please get in touch.