Richard Luddington

MSc BSc (Hons) MSST

Richard graduated from London Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy in 2009. In 2014 he was awarded an MSc (Merit) in Sports and Exercise Medicine at The University of Nottingham, which is internationally recognised as a top sports medicine course.

Experience

Richard has previously spent time at Chelsea FC, Millwall FC, England Ladies FC, the Royal Ballet and the England Cricket Board. He has undertaken an advanced trauma management course, which he puts into practice when providing pitch-side first aid and injury diagnosis and treatment with Cambridge United FC Scholars and Academy. He has also been privileged to have the chance to work abroad, visiting countries including France, Holland, Spain, Germany and Australia. Richard has been called upon to help with two Sport Relief Challenges. Firstly in 2009, Richard had the fantastic opportunity to provide Eddie Izzard with hands-on treatment during his Marathon Man Challenge, where he ran 43 marathons in 51 days. Then in 2014 he treated Jo Whiley regularly before and during her ‘Jo in a Box’ 26 hour treadmill challenge. He was also the live mystery guest on Chris Evan’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show as a sports injury specialist.

Presenting

He presented his dissertation findings on core stability at the first Society of Sports Therapists Student Conference and has been a guest speaker at The University of Kent. Richard is also the Chairman of the Society of Sports Therapists university liaison group, which involves him visiting universities to pass on experience and prepare them for life post-graduation.

Sport

Richard competed for GB Bobskeleton in the Europa Cup Circuit. He trained and competed for 6 years regularly receiving world-class biomechanical screening, strength and conditioning, and coaching. This experience has helped him understand the pressures of undertaking sport at a high-level.