Medical Team Enhanced In Attempt To Reduce Injuries


Newcastle United have today confirmed the appointments of Cristian Fernandez Martinez and Daniel Marti to the Club’s medical team, under the overall management and leadership of Dr Paul Catterson.

Dr Catterson is the head of sports medicine and science at Newcastle United.

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Dr Paul Catterson – head of sports medicine and science

Here is some information Newcastle have put out on the club web-site today on the two new arrivals,  who both have vast experience in their field of expertise.

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Cristian Fernandez Martinez

Cristian Fernandez Martinez joins the Club in the role of rehabilitation fitness coach. Cristian’s role will bridge the gap between injured players’ treatment and their full return to training, working on the delivery of bespoke rehabilitation programmes for each individual player.

The Spaniard joins Newcastle United from Hull City, where he held a similar role for a number of years.

Daniel Mart

Daniel Marti, also from Spain, joins the Club as first team physiotherapist. Daniel has worked in the UK for 11 years, running his own private physiotherapy practice, and has provided expert consultancy for Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

He will work alongside the Club’s existing physiotherapy team in the treatment room and gymnasium.

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This is what  Dr Paul Catterson had to say:

“I’m very pleased to welcome Cristian and Daniel to the team,”

“They bring significant experience and skills to the Club which I’m confident will enhance the work of our department and, together, will help us better manage the treatment and rehabilitation of players from injury.”

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added this:

“In speaking with Lee Charnley and Paul we all agree that the injury record here is something we can improve on, with the right mix of staff and resources.”

“It is really important that we get it right this season because the Championship schedule is very tough and the style of play is very demanding also.”

“Cristian and Daniel will add to the good staff we have already here and I hope we will be able to improve the injury situation this season and into the future.”

The injuries at Newcastle over the last ten years or more have been horrific and this is another area that Rafa is looking to improve big time at the club

We are seeing this week just how much work Rafa  has got through in various different areas since he agreed to stay on at Newcastle United on May 25th – a short five weeks ago today.

It helps that Rafa is a workaholic.

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80 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ll spare the repost.

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  • lukes26

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #2

    no, no, no…not Dr Daniel Marti! his methods are unsound!

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  • Belfast

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #3

    I miss Faye Downey and all the rest of the ones who were ending our injury problems.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #4

    McCardew the first didn’t need doctors, he consulted his own medical knowledge.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #5

    There’s someone new turns up every season highly regarded blah blah blah but we still always have a ridiculously bad injury list.

    I’ll reasess in December.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Shola to Gateshead by the looks of it. Hope he takes his gangly brother with him.

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Taco

    What other clubs sign the likes of Ritchie and Gayle for £20+m? Hardly any, why? Because none of them have the money, history or pulling power like we do with the stature of the club and Rafa.

    Who do you want us to sign? Messi? Ronaldo?

    Can’t please everyone I suppose, most of the championship are now sh*ting themselves with our signings so far

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Ritchie had a decent season for Bournemouth, let alone the fact he was one of the key players when they won the championship with 15 goals and 10 assists your not gonna get much better than that! He’s a grafter as well exactly what we need, hopefully we’ll keep Townsend instead of him just being a replacement

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Belfats,
    I think now that Rafa has insisted Mikey stops renting the training pitch out to clay pigeon shooters an afternoons and weekends we should definitely see a reduction in certain injuries.

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  • carl

    Jun 29, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Many Palace fans blame Pardew for not getting the best out of Gale. Palace beat Stoke 2-1 in their final home game of the season to secure mathematical survival from relegation from PL. Gale scored twice to help Palace come from behind, the result was just what fans wanted but it left a few questions to be answered.

    Might sound familiar to toon fans. Namely, how does Pardew get the best out of Gayle? The impish forward was superb against Stoke — scoring both goals which were brilliantly taken. The locals this season, have seen flashes of what Gayle can offer without it ever being backed up with goals.

    It’s claimed that is down to Pardew restricting the striker’s game time and also to the system he chooses, but against Stoke Gayle was paired with Wickham in a more rigid 4-4-2 and it worked very well.

    Should Pardew consider switching his formation more often? Rarely does he sway from his preferred 4-2-3-1, but the reverting back to four in midfield and two up front to accommodate Gayle was the right choice against Stoke.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Ok people who think Ritchie and Gale aren’t good enough, considering there is paper talk of Townsend leaving us for Palace ffs who are in the PL, did people expect us to start plucking Europe’s finest.

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #12

    JFA 11

    Exactly mate its so frustrating but you cant please anyone

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #13

    James
    while a messi or ronaldo signing would be wonderful, i think you a re missing the point. We should be thinking big picture. I am confident even the scrubs we had last year would go up. We should be focusing on cheaper young talent with a higher ceiling. Not mid range guys that wont be good enough to get in the team next year. Basically the strategy we have been using that was fit for a championship club not a PL club.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Carl,
    I think you mean rarely does he switch from his patented 4-5-1

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  • carl

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Taco
    Did you watch any Championship football last season?

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  • carl

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #16

    You didn’t watch Palace last season. Pardew played 4-2-3- 1 .

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #17

    it’s a bit like “New Improved Surf washes Whiter than ever before!” when apparently it washed it’s whitest many iterations ago. Only we do it with medical staff.

    “New NUFC medical staff – more qualified for rehabilitation than ever before!”

    In other words, the ones we had before were quacks. Sorry.

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  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Taco man
    Have you seen Ritchie play ?
    Moussa Sissoko takes 5 games to contribute to a side what Ritchie does in 90 minutes.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #19

    I dunno why all the twisty snecks over the quality of signings, we are a championship side, Rafa has to cut the garment according to the cloth, he’ll no doubt see the championship job done, and once back in the PL the proper work establishing us there can continue. If you think we will be signing top PL players and internationals then get your bait ready for a lazy boat trip on Lake Disappointment. 🙂

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  • Bambams

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #20

    I am happy with who Rafa has signed thus far.

    Got to give these players a chance, Newcastle are still I massive club but I am sure they would have had offers from PL teams. Says a lot they are signing for us

    Imo

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #21

    jib 18

    exactly

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Did I see the real Dr Ed post today? Or was it a bogus account?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Belfast I hear you have a new smoking shed – I’ll take a dozen kippers.

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #24

    taco

    you have a point, but i honestly dont think (without any of the signings we have made so far) the squad from last season would actually make the top 6 in the championship, the mentality is all wrong (which rafa has changed hopefully) grafting players like ritchie is what we need more of to get out of the league, i think your underestimating the championship, its a long tough league with no easy games, and most clubs will see their fixture with us as their cup final, thats why we need more experience (particularly at this level) to get out. Ritchie is easily a prem quality player, and will do well for us in both leagues i think

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Taco,
    I think it is you that need to look at the bigger picture if you want to stick with the same tired squad we’ve got to get us promoted. We need new faces and players who want to be here and succeed, you’re also being very naive if you think we’ll storm in to the top six on our return to the PL, it’s possible but not a given. I think they are good buys who’ll serve a dual purpose very well.

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  • carl

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Tsunki
    It was the real McCoy. Did I ever mention that Ed used to zzzzzzzzz!

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  • carl

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Blimey must be time to go I am in total agreement. Very worrying !!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #28

    carl,
    Shut it you fraud!

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  • Jib

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Tsunki @19
    Well said

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #30

    carl @26 – eh?

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #31

    graeme bailey saying ritchie is due on tyneside on friday after a deal just over £10million has been struck

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #32

    (c)arl,
    All you have established by showing you posted in 2007 is that you were the first of you’re many accounts, you are a devisive turd and wish you’d either post under one name or fcuk off!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #33

    And I don’t think Rafa is finished yet by some way. It would be highly unrealistic to judge progress on less than the ten games we afforded the flyaway Barnet, which ran into almost a season of games as we all know.

    it’s not a given that the training ground, coaching and medicine rejigs will kick in like lightning, it will all come good over time. Then there will no doubt be adjustments at the the window.

    I for one am prepared to offer the guy at least as much chance as we all seem to have given the dilapidated imbeciles who were in place before him.

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #34

    People need to wake up and realise we are in the 2nd division, i guarantee that every club in our division would snap your hands off for gayle and ritchie, never mind the fact that they both would get into a few prem sides. If we were still in the prem i would take them 2 every day of the week!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s difficult to say whether this player or that player are up to par. The fact is that we’ve been relegated. These two players at least can not only play next year, but also be transitional players for next year, should we be promoted, as both have experience of the premier league. In that respect, they’re good players for what we need. Many high level players won’t want to drop down a league, so pickings are a lot slimmer.

    Seems a fair bit of money, but prices have gone up and at least there’s actually signings! Plus, no low ball offers that get knocked back and we won’t have to go through another three transfer windows where we don’t sign anyone.

    Players are bought for Rafa’s system. If he’s fine with them, I’m fine with them.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Why thank you, Jib.

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  • G

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Im actually really happy with the 3 so far (assuming Gayle and Richie sign). I know Gayle divides opinion, but I think he has just what we need.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #38

    JT, LB,
    Exactly, we can say it till we’re blue in the face, who were people expecting to sign, Payet, PEA and Fraser Forster.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 29, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail

    You forgot Charlie Austin.

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  • martoon

    Jun 29, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Tsunki @20 – That is the real Ed – That is only the second time I have seen him post a comment on the blog.

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