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 Exercise 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 and youth teams.
He is assisted by Dr John Heaton, another Leicester G.P. with an interest in sports medicine.
First Team Physiotherapist
Having enjoyed 10 years as a professional footballer at various clubs including Notts County FC and Mansfield Town FC, Gary studied Sports Massage at Loughborough whilst still playing.
After gaining valuable experience working at Sheffield Wednesday FC, Gary joined the Leicester City Medical Department as First Team Lead Masseur in the summer of 2013.
Gary has since graduated with BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Salford and has successfully made the step across to Physiotherapist.
Gary is responsible for the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of first team players at the Club.
First Team Masseur
Reuben’s first experience within football came as a coach within the Leicester City Football in Community department. This reinforced his passion for the game and he went onto pursue a career in soft tissue and remedial massage.
In 2014, Reuben completed his qualification in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at Loughborough College, after which he opted to gain valuable work experience within the Leicester City Under-23s on match days in the 2015/16 season.
His hard work, adaptability and excellent hands-on skills were soon rewarded, as he was promoted to the post of first team masseur in 2017.
Working within the medical team Reuben helps to aid the recovery of players between games and training sessions and also helps to minimise the risk of injury to first team players at the Club.