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Greg Littler

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB119

+44 (0) 1772 89 4566

GLittler@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Allied Health, Physiotherapy

Greg teaches across Physiotherapy years, as well as being placement coordinator for student clinical placements.

Alongside Greg’s teaching commitments, he is also involved in treating patients in UCLan Physiotherapy clinic.

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Greg started his professional education at UCLan on a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, giving him the opportunity to work with various UCLan sports teams, as well as Carlisle United youth team. After graduating, Greg worked in private practice in partnership with a local personal training company in Lytham St Annes, treating various sporting injuries as well as work based injuries.

Having graduated from his degree, Greg progressed onto an MSc in Physiotherapy and has completed various professional training courses including (but not inclusive of); manual therapies, Kinesio taping & acupuncture.

Working with local sports clubs, Greg developed a close working relationship with the local rugby, football, and cricket teams but worked extensively within rugby union and league. Greg has worked with Fylde rugby club’s first team for the past seven years during promotion and cup successes. His responsibilities included pitch side management of the first team and assessment and treatment of any injuries that occurred.

Prior to Greg’s appointment at UCLan, he worked as a Sports Therapy Lecturer at University College Birmingham, specialising within the assessment and treatment of sporting injuries as well as a clinical educator within their sports injury clinic.

Publications

Book chapter Frampton A & Littler G (2016) Chapter 12 “The Hip” Within: Ward K, et al (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy. Routledge (IN PRESS)

Littler G (2012) “From Pain to Performance. Journal of Sports Therapy. Vol 6. Issue 1.

Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Acupuncture association of Charted Physiotherapists
  • Higher Education Academy

TEACHING ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clinical placement coordinator
  • Year lead;  2nd year
  • Module lead
  • PU1302 Physiology and Pathology
  • Pu2026 Research methods in Evidence based Practice 2
  • Pu2303 Physiotherapy  in Practice 1
  • PU3304 Physiotherapy in Practice 4

External Affiliations and Roles

External examiner for BSc (hons) Physiotherapy, University of Brighton

Alongside his clinical responsibilities with UCLan Greg is still clinically active working as a sports Physiotherapist, including working at Fylde rugby club and regional Physiotherapist for England (north) under 20’s.