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Name: Rob Leather
Date and place of birth: 19/1/1980 – Stoke on Trent - Staffordshire
Role: Head of Physiotherapy
Bsc Physiotherapy University Of Southampton 2002
Msc Sports and Exercise Medicine University of Nottingham 2006
Being privileged to be involved with the 2011 T20 winning Leicestershire side and Subsequent Champions League in India
Gaining a part-time role with the England Cricket fast bowling performance programme
Scoring 36 of 18 Balls in Claude Henderson’s Testimonial Match at Houghton on the Hill.
Rob has been the first team physiotherapist at Leicestershire County Cricket Club since 2008 and Head Physiotherapist since 2011, providing the highest standards of physiotherapy care 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 treating amateur level performers to world class athletes.
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.
Rob also runs a private physiotherapy clinic at Grace Road that provides a high quality physiotherapy service, assisting in managing injuries or painful conditions for a wide range of clients.
Outside of work, Rob is a keen skier, loves the great outdoors, field sports and has the occasional agriculturally manufactured round of golf if there is time!