Stefán Magni Árnason – Head Physiotherapist
Selfoss Karfa head physiotherapist is Stefán Magni Árnason. Born around the Selfoss area, and also a former FSu student, Stefán got his basketball upbringing with nearby club Hrunamenn, then transitioned to Selfoss Karfa (formerly named UMF Selfoss). But due to constant injuries he turned to other aspects of the game. He finished a Bachelor degree in sport-science in 2003 from Háskóli Íslands and until he started studying physiotherapy at Háskóli Ísland 2012, he worked both as a sport teacher and a basketball coach for all age groups at Hella and later on with FSu/Selfoss Karfa.
The spring after he graduated with a Bachelor degree in physiotherapy from Háskóli Íslands he started working at Máttur sjúkraþjálfun where he still works. Máttur sjúkraþjálfun is an independent clinic which treats all kinds of musculoskeletal problems. The clinic is well equipped and has some of the top level sport physiotherapists in Iceland. Máttur has physiotherapists working with some of the national teams, both senior and youth teams, in handball, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
Stefan has worked with numerous sports teams, mainly in soccer and basketball. He was the physiotherapist for the men’s soccer team in Selfoss in 2012 when the played in the top division in Iceland. Since then he has been the physio for teams in every division in Iceland men’s soccer leagues. He also has been the physiotherapist for the the women’s soccer team in Selfoss since 2018 which won the National cup in 2019 and finished third in the league that same year. From 2018 he has been involved with Selfoss Karfa as head physiotherapist and some of the national youth teams in Iceland. Including Eurobasket 2018 with the men’s U20, men’s U16, U18 Scandinavian cup in 2019, and men’s U18 Eurobasket in 2019.