Will Gowtage

Senior Therapist

Will has a highly regarded reputation in the profession due his thorough and holistic approach to rehab. His background in elite sports has given him extensive experience in delivering performance based rehabilitation with an individualized return to play content. He has helped many people recover from various different injuries through his use of specific exercise prescription, manual therapy and a range of soft tissue techniques.

Will developed a large proportion of his expertise at Leicester Tigers, including being part of the 2013 Premiership winning side and helping England and international players recover and prepare for various different competitions including the Six Nations, World Cups and The Lions. It was here he also based his research for his now published masters dissertation.

Will has spoken at several conferences across the east midlands and has been invited to deliver guest lectures at Nottingham University. He has been an adviser on a validation panel and has also mentored many physio and rehab students who have successfully moved into therapeutic careers within elite sports, including Exeter Chiefs and Worcester Warriors

Areas of special Interest

Longstanding hip & groin injuries


Post-op rehabilitation

Active release techniques

Occlusion training



BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation (2.1) University of Salford

MSc Strength and Conditioning (Distinction) Cardiff Metropolitan University


Non-work interests

Will has 2 young children which keep him very busy! When time allows, he is a keen tennis player and plays mens doubles in the local county leagues. In his late teens he was lucky enough to work for the Lawn Tennis Association as a line umpire and worked at various different tournaments across the UK including Eastbourne, Queens and Wimbledon. He also enjoys golf, road cycling, mountain biking and before having children, completed several triathlons.

The Elite Sector

Leicester Tigers 2010-2021


Previous appointments

Leicester Tigers:

  • Will was a member of the medical department between 2010 and 2021 where he provided a high standard of care on a day to day basis to members of the senior squad whilst also carrying out a range of pitch-side duties on match-day

Manchester United Soccer Schools:

  • Soon after graduating, Will provided medical care to a range of young athletes in a residential setting at Denstone College in Uttoxeter

Private practice:

  • Private practice has been a large part of Wills career, having treated many people since graduating in 2008



BASRaT (British Association of Sports Rehabilitation and Trainers)