Mark Leather qualified as a physiotherapist in 1983 where he spent 4 years in the NHS before moving into professional football. He spent over 10 years in the FA Premier League including 6 years as the Head Physiotherapist for Liverpool FC whilst he dedicated over 20 years working as a Head physiotherapist for Sunderland FC, Preston North End, Burnley, Brighton and more recently, as Head of Performance and Medicine at Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
Away from professional football, Mark has also worked as the Head Physiotherapist at Wigan Warriors RLFC and worked at the Commonwealth Games in 1986 and the World University Games 2007. He was formerly the Physiotherapist for the England Futsal Team, lectured for the Football Association and has acted as a Consultant Physiotherapist for IPRS a leading company in injury treatment and prevention services.
Following a previous successful spell in higher education at Edge Hill University, Mark has recently taken a role at the University of Central Lancashire as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Medicine and Therapy. Alongside this, he is the Director at Mark Leather Physiotherapy ltd and a guest columnist for the Daily Mail newspaper commenting on sport related injuries.
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Ben graduated in 2005 from the University of Teesside in Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) and completed a MSc in Football Rehabilitation in 2014. He spent the first four years of his career working in professional sport with Wigan Warriors and Chester City F.C. before taking up posts with Mark Leather Physiotherapy Ltd and IPRS as a self employed clinician and rehabilitation specialist. He has worked in a range of clinical setting including private practice, medical departments within industry and private hospital as well as roles in function medical screening and specialist rehabilitation equipment demonstrations. Ben has also occupied teaching roles, delivering course content from vocational diploma courses to undergraduate degree level.
Currently, Ben’s current role as Business Manager involves overseeing the day to day running of Mark Leather Physiotherapy Ltd as well as business development.
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Lead Paediatric Physiotherapist
Since qualifying in 1985 Lucy has gained extensive experience within the NHS working in many areas of physiotherapy. She has specialised particularly in the field of paediatrics, covering a wide range of conditions and in a variety of hospital and community settings. Her aim is to maximise each client's physical potential and promote independence through an individualised programme of exercises and activities, and to utilise a number of different approaches to achieve this.
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