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 is now the course leader on the MSc Football Science & Rehabilitation and MSc Football Medical Leadership & Performance at UCLan. 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.