After initially obtaining a degree in Sports Science from the University of Surrey, Dave re-trained in Physiotherapy and graduated from the University of Nottingham with first class honours in 1994.
He worked at the Leicester Royal Infirmary before moving to the Derby Gait Analysis Laboratory in 1998. During his time at both institutions he was able to specialise in sport - working with the Leicester Tigers, the England Women's Netball Team, the English Schools Badminton Association and the British Triathlon Association.
He joined Leicester City in 1999 and became Head Physiotherapist a year later.
Dave is responsible for physio treatment of all of the professional players. His main duties include prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all professional players at the club.
He is currently involved in a number of research areas, including Aetiology of injuries in Professional Football.
Dave has presented his research at National and international meetings with a number of articles being published.
After completing his Physiotherapy degree at Nottingham University in 1998, Tom practiced for the NHS. He also spent three years working part-time for a local semi-professional rugby team.
In 2001 he joined Leicester City Football Club, initially working as Assistant Academy Physiotherapist, before becoming Head Academy Physiotherapist in 2002. A year later he began working in his current role as Assistant First Team Physiotherapist.
Tom's main duties include assisting Dave Rennie in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured First Team and Reserve Team players and providing medical cover at all First and Reserve Team matches.
Assistant Academy Physiotherapist
- Head of the Academy Medical department
- Joined the LCFC Academy in 2003
- Qualified Chartered Physiotherapist who has worked with various sports people across elite sport
Dr Ian Patchett
Ian Patchett qualified from Leicester University Medical School in 1984. He works part-time as a G.P. in Leicester, and part-time for University Hospitals of Leicester doing minor surgery. He obtained the Diploma in Sports and Ecercise Medicine from Bath University in 2000.
He started helping Dr Tony Jarvis with match cover in 1992, and then took over as club medical officer when Dr Jarvis retired in 2000. Duties involve attending the training ground three times per week to see any general medical problems, medicals for new signings, and medical cover for first team, reserves, and under 18 teams.
He is assisted by Dr John Heaton, another Leicester G.P. with an interest in sports medicine.