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SMFC sign new partnership with Kieser Training

SMFC sign new partnership with Kieser Training

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South Melbourne FC is delighted to advise its partnership with Kieser Training for the 2014 football season. Keiser Training will be the primary provider of medical services for the Club.

Kieser Training is a network of Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning centres focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for customers. Their programs provide long term solutions to musculoskeletal problems, as well as enhancing day to day performance and quality of life. Kieser Training has five centres located around Melbourne with a sixth centre to be opened in Geelong early in 2014.

As part of its partnership with South Melbourne FC, Kieser Training will be working with the club’s senior squad in three key areas:

Prevention – over the next few weeks, they will be screening of all senior squad players to identify those at risk of injury and to put into place programs to ensure they are available for all games. They will be using not only the Kieser Training technology but will also use a unique movement analysis technology from DorsaVi, which has recently been adopted by Manchester United.
Physiotherapy –providing physiotherapy services for the club both at training and on match days.
Performance – where players have a deficit in strength and conditioning they will have access to their world-class facilities in South Melbourne in order to improve their performance.

The partnership with Kieser Training will extend to all paid up SMFC members and players enabling access to their facilities at rates normally reserved for its existing members. Furthermore, Kieser Training will be spending time with the junior teams to help educate them on injury prevention, injury management as well as when and how to introduce strength and conditioning programs for junior athletes in a safe and professional environment.

Speaking to, Managing Director Tony Smith said, “Kieser Training is delighted to be involved with the South Melbourne FC, arguably Australia’s most successful football club. In late 2012 we launched our Clubs and Communities Program in order to extend our services to select sporting clubs, schools and local community groups and the relationship with South Melbourne FC is the latest example of this program. South Melbourne FC joins the ranks of other leading clubs with which we have relationships including Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne University Cricket Club in the Premier League, Target Trek cycling team in the National Road Series as well as numerous other clubs. With Teniele Holmes as Medical Services Co-ordinator and James Cole as Senior Physiotherapist we are looking forward to helping the club achieve great results in 2014”.

SMFC Football Director Nicholas Maikousis said to, “we are very excited to be announcing our partnership with Kieser Training, as they will be working closely with our playing squad to provide an extensive range of services which will assist with injury prevention and recovery, as well as training and match day requirements. The level of medical attention and servicing will be second to none, and will provide the players with a great advantage”.

For all media enquiries, please contact SMFC General Manager Peter Kokotis on (03) 9645 9797.


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