Richard Luddington – Director

MSc BSc (Hons) MSST

2009: BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

2014: MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

Currently working with a diverse group of elite athletes

Lead Sports Therapist for Anglia Ruskin Basketball, Cambridge University Cross Country and Athletics teams

Richard Luddington

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. He has been treating sports injuries within Cambridge for 15 years and helped over 5000 individuals during this time.


Richard has previously spent time at Chelsea FC, Millwall FC, England Ladies FC, the Royal Ballet and the England Cricket Board. He has been involved with Cambridge United FC since 2009 and has worked with all levels of the club. He has also been privileged to have the chance to work all over the world, visiting countries including France, Holland, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, South Africa, Australia and America.

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.

He has worked with several world class athletes including participants at the most recent Olympics and Commonwealth Games and with national teams in Lacrosse and Netball. In 2018, Rich was privileged to be awarded a scholarship which enabled him to work alongside the Sports Medicine professionals and teams at Duke University in the USA.


Rich has been elected Chairman of the Society of Sports Therapists University and Colleges Liaison Group. This involves attending strategy meetings with the governing body and providing talks at universities to pass on experience and prepare them for life post-graduation. He has also presented his dissertation findings on core stability at the first Society of Sports Therapists Student Conference.


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.

He recently joined the lockdown ‘lets take up running’ craze and is secretly enjoying it and recently ran a 10k every day in October raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.


To view availability and book an appointment with Rich, please follow the Book Online tab or the link below. At present, due to demand, appointments with Rich are getting booked up further in advance. To try to help this, his Wednesday evening appointments at the Cambridge United Football Stadium clinic only become available online on Sunday at 7pm the week before. This allows opportunities to see Rich at shorter notice. These are usually in high demand so make sure you check back at 7pm on Sunday. Otherwise please keep checking his availability or contact directly to see if any appointments have become available.

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