Meet the Physiotherapy Clinic Team


Sam MacGregor

Sam MacGregor

Clinical Lead, Lead Physiotherapist for Basketball and TASS Physiotherapist

BSc. Physiotherapy, MSc, Sports & Exercise Medicine

Sam qualified in physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield in 2008 and went to work in the NHS in Leeds & Nottingham working across a range of specialities.

In 2010 he moved to work at Derby County Football Club working in the academy, mainly with players aged 9 to 23. Whilst there he headed up the Academy Sports Science & Medicine Department overseeing all aspects of medical and S&C support.

Sam completed his Master's Degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in 2013. Alongside this, he completed a module in lower limb manual therapy at the University of Birmingham in 2016 and has also completed courses in Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

Sam joined Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic in May 2019 and is the Clinical Lead, Lead Physiotherapist for Basketball and TASS Physiotherapist.

Joshua Cresswell

Lead Physiotherapist for Cycling and Triathlon

Josh qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2018 from the University of Leicester, where he went on to work as a Junior MSK Physiotherapist in the NHS. Josh began working as a Specialist MSK Physiotherapist in 2019, where he gained experience in the management of complex neuromusculoskeletal problems in both a GP surgery and an NHS Fracture Clinic. He has extensive experience managing both sporting and non-sporting injuries, conservatively and post-operatively.   

With an invested interest in the prevention and management of sporting injuries, Josh completed his MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in 2022. He has conducted research into the risk factors for running injuries in long-distance athletes and has volunteered as a Physiotherapist at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 and Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. As a trauma-trained pitch-side clinician, Josh also works part-time as an Academy Physiotherapist at Leicester City Football Club where he likes to cheer on his team.

As a trained Specialist Bike Fitter, Josh has unique skills and experience working with first-time cyclists to World Champions. Managing or mitigating injuries on the bike, as well as optimising performance with biomechanically informed aerodynamic testing. Working at the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub, Josh has experience working with a plethora of athletes in a cycling-specific wind tunnel.

As an amateur triathlete and marathon runner, Josh regularly competes and understands the unique challenges of competing in multiple sports. Josh has a fuelled passion to help others achieve their sporting goals; whatever the distance!  

Josh’s motto is ‘Movement is Medicine'.

Joshua joined the Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic in December 2022 and is the Lead Physiotherapist for Cycling & Triathlon.

Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc. (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation, HCPC, MCSP, MAACP

Ryan is a dual qualified therapist, graduating with First Class Honours as a Sports Rehabilitator from the University of Salford in 2016 and qualifying with First Class Honours as a Physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2019. He has since gained a wealth of experience within the NHS, private sector, and professional sport.

Ryan also has extensive experience working in professional football at both Nottingham Forest and Leicester City football clubs. He also spent a year and a half working in the NHS as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Ryan is also qualified in emergency pitch side first aid, where he still works in a part-time capacity at Leicester City Football Club.

Ryan has plans in the near future to complete a variety of additional qualifications and courses, including a master’s degree to further complement his current skill set.

Ryan joined the Physiotherapy Clinic here at Loughborough University in March 2021.

Clare Lickess

Clare Lickess

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP, MAACP, MACPSEM

Following graduation from university as a chartered physiotherapist in 2000, Clare completed core rotations around the university hospitals in Birmingham. This gave her essential experience in many disciplines; including respiratory care, orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, trauma and outpatients.

In 2002, Clare decided to pursue her interest in sports, and secured a specialist post in the management of musculoskeletal injuries. Her key responsibilities included the efficient assessment, triaging and rehabilitation of patients with acute, chronic and overuse injuries, assisting them back to high level of function and sport. This was coordinated through close team work with doctors, nursing staff, strength and conditioning coaches and occupational health nurses.

In addition to the above, Clare has also pursued further post graduate qualifications including a diploma in injection therapy, a post graduate certificate in musculoskeletal studies, and she has also become a sports massage practitioner.

Clare has completed her accreditation within the Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Sports Medicine and has achieved her silver award. Clare continues to work towards achieving her gold.

Clare joined the Physiotherapy Clinic here at Loughborough University in February 2015, further developing her skills in the management of sporting injuries in a multi-sport environment.

Tom Massey

Tom Massey

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

MSc Physiotherapy, BSc Sports Therapy

Tom Graduated in 2019 from the University of Worcester after completing his Sports Therapy degree followed quickly by his master’s degree in Physiotherapy where he graduated in 2023. During this time Tom has gained a variety of experience across many sectors both private and public. Over the past five years, Tom has worked in professional football in both the men’s and women’s game, currently leading the medical team at Stoke City Ladies FC.

Tom also has a wide range of experience working in the NHS during the peak of the pandemic, predominantly in Stroke Rehabilitation. However, this also came with respiratory experience working on intensive care. Further to this he has had experience managing a physiotherapy clinic.

Tom has achieved a pitchside trauma accreditation, which is utilised frequently when he is at Stoke City Football Club. Further to this he has further qualifications in taping and acupuncture.

Tom has plans in the near future to complete a variety of additional qualifications and courses, with an interest in sports medicine.

Tom joined the Physiotherapy Clinic here at Loughborough University in August 2023.

Trishul Vegad

Trishul Vegad

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC

Trishul began his career as a sports massage therapist in 2014 working closely with athletes from a range of sporting backgrounds. He then completed his Personal Trainer qualification in 2016 and was a gym instructor working with clients one to one on their health and fitness journey.  

He qualified in physiotherapy from Brunel University in 2017. Upon his return to the Midlands, he worked across several MSK clinics in the NHS in Leicestershire. During this time, he was involved in creating a rehab plan for a variety of post-ops cases such as ACL reconstruction and fracture management. 

In 2020 he moved into private practice which saw him specialising in the provision of manual therapy treatment of the spine & soft tissue, whilst also focussing on the management of Occupational Health cases, helping people get back to work effectively. 

During his spare time, Trish likes to get outdoors and hike in the peak district, regularly attend the gym and keeps a very close eye on the weather forecast to seek any excuse to mow the lawn. He loves to show off the stripes!

Trishul joined the Physiotherapy Clinic here at Loughborough University in August 2023.

Sports Massage Therapists

Steve Capewell

Steve Capewell

Sports Massage Therapist

BTEC Level 5 Sports & Remedial Deep Tissue Massage

Steve completed his BTEC Level 5 Sports & Remedial Deep Tissue Massage at the Gaia Centre in Loughborough in 2010. He has worked with a variety of clients, including professional sports people and the general public. He has massaged at several events, including marathons and triathlons. Steve is a keen distance runner and has also qualified as a coach in running fitness at Loughborough University.

Steve joined the Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic in March 2016.

Amy Smith

Amy Roebuck

Sports Massage Therapist

OLY and ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage

Amy completed her ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage with Sports Performance Services in 2015. She has since worked with athletes in a variety of sports, with both able bodied and para athletes, and in a clinic situation with the general public. After graduating from Loughborough University in 2009 with a BSc Hons in Sport & Exercise Science, she continued with her own swimming career up until 2014, giving her an understanding of the effect soft tissue therapy has on training and daily life.

Amy competed for the Great British swimming team in the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Subash Tandon

Mr Subash Tandon

Consultant - Knee Specialist


Also has private practices at Spire Leicester Hospital and Leicester Nuffield Hospital, where any investigations and any surgical management will be conducted.

Orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopy, knee surgery, osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, and sports medicine

Special clinical interests:
Knee pain, leg pain, stiff knee.
Arthroscopic knee surgery e.g. keyhole knee surgery, meniscal surgery, and meniscus repair.
Total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, loose knee replacements, revision knee replacement, patellofemoral replacement, patella surgery.
Knee sports injury, ankle sports injury, shoulder sports injury.
Knee ligament surgery, ACL surgery, ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction.
Management of arthritic knees especially those in young adults e.g. Joint injections, steroid injections, osteoarthritis, cartilage wear, chondroplasty, synovectomy.
Children and adolescent knee injuries and sports injury, osteotomy surgery, training advice, trauma and reconstruction, facture.

Research interests:
Cruciate ligament reconstruction
Cartilage grafting, meniscal transplantation and repair
Injuries to patella tendon and quadriceps tendon (especially chronic)
Patella disorders, dislocation and instability

Current NHS and/or university posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland), Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association, British Association of Surgery of the Knee and General Medical Council.

Professional profile:
Mr Tandon qualified from Queens University Belfast Medical School in 1988. After a few years of postgraduate orthopaedic training in Belfast, he did a pre-registrar trauma fellowship in Stoke on Trent Hospital Staffordshire. He trained in orthopaedic surgery on the Robert Jones and Angus Hunt Hospital Oswestry rotation from 1993 to 1999 and at the concluding period of this rotation he directed his attention to surgery relating to sports injuries. On completion of this rotation, he spent a further year in a specialist fellowship training at the Wakefield Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic in Adelaide, Australia, where he focused on minimally invasive knee surgery, sport injuries and joint replacement surgery. He then spent a further short period in Melbourne working with an eminent knee surgeon. He also completed a fellowship in the Landeskrankenhaus, Salzburg with Professor Herbert Resch. Here he furthered his interests in ski injuries and various other knee problems common from the area of Salzburgerland. On returning to the United Kingdom, he initially took on a consultant post at Wolverhampton before moving to the University Hospitals of Leicester in August 2002.

His particular interest lies with soft tissue injuries relating to sports injuries of the knee and the treatment of this using minimally invasive surgery. He regularly sees amateur and professional sportspeople with knee problems. He looks after and provides orthopaedic surgical management for the Leicester Tigers Team and Academy, Leicester City FC Team and Academy, Leicestershire County Cricket, Leicester Riders, Loughborough Lightning, Loughborough Rugby Club, Market Harborough Rugby Club, Leicester City Woman’s Football Club and many smaller sports clubs

He also has a special interest in cartilage implantation, meniscal transplantation, and the treatment of younger patients with knee degenerative problems. He manages the latter with modern conservative treatments and surgical treatments. Mr Tandon is also involved in teaching both medical students and senior trainee orthopaedic surgeons at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

Although he performs conventional total knee replacement surgery, he has an interest in uni-compartmental (partial) knee replacement and other modern techniques of osteotomies for the treatment of degenerative changes of the knee in younger people.

Mr Tandon enjoys cycling, keep-fit, skiing, travel, and other activities. 


Fergus Ross

Fergus Ross

Lead Podiatrist

MRCPod, MSc Applied Biomechanics, PG Diploma Movement Analysis

Fergus qualified from the Edinburgh School of Chiropody in 1986. Since then, he has worked in the NHS, Higher Education and Private Sector.

Fergus is a member of the Royal College of Podiatry and makes it a priority to keep up to date with professional matters and clinical developments in his area of clinical practice.

Fergus has done a variety of jobs in Higher Education, but he is particularly proud of his role as a Clinical Associate at the National Centre for Education and Training in Orthotics and Prosthetics. In 1999 he resigned as Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Podiatry at the West Midlands School of Podiatry to start his own business.

This has involved providing Podiatry Services at Premier League Football and Rugby clubs in the Midlands. It also provided Fergus with the opportunity to work in other sports and practice side by side with a variety of healthcare professionals. With this experience Fergus now believes a significant number of foot problems and injuries related to the feet, can be helped with a combination of physiotherapy and podiatry treatments.

Fergus joined the Loughborough University Clinic in August 2021 and will be responsible for developing the Podiatry Service. He is developing a range of products and services for anyone who thinks they might need help and advice with a foot problem. 


Clinic Staff

Mel Bell

Mel Bell

Clinic Manager

Mel has worked here at the Physiotherapy Clinic since 2013, providing day to day management of the clinic.

Julie Pears

Julie Pears


Julie has worked here in the Physiotherapy Clinic since 2016, providing administrative support to the clinicians and Clinic Manager.

Kat Winslett


Kat has worked in the Physiotherapy Clinic since October 2023, providing administrative support to the clinicians and Clinic Manager.