Lindsay is a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator with over 15 years’ experience working within professional sports medicine and the private sector. She graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc (HONS) Sports Rehabilitation in 2008.
Since graduating, Lindsay has worked with Sale Sharks, Rotherham Titans RFC, Plymouth Albion RFC, Northern Ballet Company, and was the Assistant Sports Rehabilitator for Great Britain Women’s Basketball during their bid for a place in the 2012 Olympics. Most recently she has spent 6 years as the Head of Medical Services at Doncaster Knights RFC, supporting their most successful period in the RFU Championship.
While studying, she undertook work placements with Sale Sharks and Doncaster Knights, and wrote her dissertation on the effects of tackling on shoulder proprioception in rugby players with Ian Horsley and Lee Herrington. This research has since been published, as an article on the prevention of rugby injuries.
“Lindsay Whitaker is an excellent therapist that has a wide variety of skills. She is very good at preparing rehabilitation programs to help athletes recover from any number of injuries. In addition, Lindsay is knowledgeable in terms of sports injuries in particular rugby. She has a good work ethic and is very organised in her work specifically in tracking injuries and the recovery process.”
“I have been a professional rugby player for two years now and have had the good fortune of having Lindsay as my sports rehabilitator for this time. Her passion and commitment to what she does is very clear for all to see and the depth of treatment and commitment she shows to each patient always ensure the quickest route to recovery. From her knowledge and understanding of the rehab exercises she gives her patients, to the massages and strapping of injuries, the quality and consistency has never dropped. I very much look forward to working with her in the future but hopefully just for minor injuries.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Lindsay Whitaker. I began treatment with her and immediately noticed the results. I’ve been to many physios, osteopaths and chiropractors before and haven’t needed to see one since receiving treatments from Lindsay. She was outstanding in evaluating and treating my lower back. She was welcoming and easy to approach and ask questions. She always treated me with respect and professionalism. I will continue to recommend her to anyone I know in need of extremely competent physical therapy with a smile!!”