Rob Leather has extensive experience in delivering Physiotherapy to the highest
standards within both the elite and non-elite sector. Rob has worked within professional sport for over 10 years where his physiotherapy skills have been utilised by numerous elite athletes.
Rob was the 1st team physiotherapist at Leicestershire County Cricket Club from 2008 -2010 and Head of player support from 2011 -2018, providing the highest standards of physiotherapy care and player to the elite athletes involved at Leicestershire CCC on a day to day basis.
Having qualified from Southampton University in 2002, with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy, Rob has worked at Addenbrookes Hospital Sports Injuries Clinic, Cambridge Rugby Club, Loughborough Sport and prior to Leicestershire CCC for the international Rugby Board at the Rugby World Cup 2007. Rob also successfully undertook an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in 2006/07, allowing high levels of physiotherapy skills to be developed with experience gained in varied team and individual sports .
Since working within cricket Rob has also held a part time post working within the England and Wales Cricket Board assisting with the development of the Elite Fast Bowlers within the England Cricket Performance Pathway.
Rob has extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of sports related injuries within elite and recreational athletes, creating specific rehabilitation and injury prevention programmes that are evidence based and at the forefront of current Science and Medicine practices.
Outside of work, Rob is a keen skier, has the occasional agriculturally manufactured round of golf as well as occasionally managing a half marathon if there is time!
Degree and University
BSc Physiotherapy from Southampton University
MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine from Nottingham University 2006/7
- Health Professions Council
- Member of the Chartered society of Physiotherapy
- Member British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
- Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered physiotherapists
Area of special interest
Low Back Pain / Tendon injury / Sports Injuries / Lower limb Biomechanics and running injuries