Greg Littler

Senior Physiotherapist

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB119

+44 (0) 1772 89 4566

Subject Areas: Physiotherapy

Greg has a duel role within UCLan both within the teaching remit and within the Physiotherapy clinic. Greg teaches across Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy programmes with research method and teaches on the third year sports therapy clinical practice module. Greg's module leads the student Sports Therapy clinic giving students real world experience treating sports injuries.

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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.

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 five 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.

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.

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.


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.


Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Health and Care Professions Council

Society of Sports Therapists

Acupuncture association of Charted Physiotherapists

Association of Charted Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine

Higher Education Academy


Module Leader

PU3005 Professional Practice and Clinical Leadership

PU2016 Research Methods 2

External Affiliations and Roles

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.