NHS70 with the University of Plymouth

Celebrating the everyday heroes – our staff, students and alumni – who work, study and research in health and medicine professions.

Caring about the ‘foot’ in ‘football’ – how can England avoid injury scares?

As World Cup watchers get football fever, podiatrist Emma Cowley shares some ideas about how England can avoid injury scares.

Poorly executed tackles are the reason many foot injuries occur in football – whether through stamping or sliding in. Unfortunately there is no way of controlling what your opponent decides to do.

But with the World Cup starting and England’s hopes high, and there are certain things that are within players’ control to avoid both overuse injury and trauma from twisting manoeuvres that can lead to time away from the sport.

Find out more about boot design and the prevention of injuries

NHS70 at the University of Plymouth

To mark 70 years of the NHS, we are celebrating the everyday heroes – our staff, students and alumni – who work, study and research in health and medicine professions.

We're a proud partner in the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, and have long had strong links with Derriford Hospital, at teaching, consultant and patient level. We're looking to the future of health and medicine by reflecting on, and celebrating, the medical and technological advancements and the real-world experiences of those at the forefront of patient care. 

Celebrate NHS70 with us, and join the conversation online with #NHS70.

First choice for health

This programme is part of the largest range of healthcare study options in the South West. Your learning experience will be enhanced by our state-of-the-art clinical facilities, joined up working and real life placement opportunities across the region.

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First choice for health

SHINE – Self Help Inspiring E-Resources

SHINE is created by students, counsellors and researchers. Watch, read, listen, find apps and useful links to the best online resources and information about mental health and well-being.

SHINE at Plymouth categorises student friendly content on mental health and well-being.

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