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School of Health and Society

Dr Lee Herrington

Senior Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation


Joined the university in 2000.


Programme leader MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation

Screening and Conditioning for Sport

Integrated Project


(all from MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation programme)

Advanced Therapy Skills (BSc Hons Sports Rehabilitation)

Research Interests

Treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, specifically: anterior knee pain; hamstring muscle injuries, shoulder sub-acromial pain syndrome, the “rugby” shoulder and rehabilitation following knee surgery (principally ACL reconstruction)

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc Hons Human Biology

BSc Hons Physiotherapy

PG Cert Sports Science

PG Cert Spinal Manual Therapy

MSc Sports Science of Injury

PhD (Knee pain)       

MCSP & HPC registered Physiotherapist

Associate Editor BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal and The Knee journal

Member of the editorial board of the journal Physical Therapy in Sport and the Journal of Athletic Training


Anderson, G., Herrington, L. 2003 A comparison of eccentric isokinetic torque production and velocity of knee flexion angle during step-down in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome patients and normal controls. Clinical Biomechanics 18,6,500-504

Herrington, L., Payton, C. 1997 The effect of corrective taping of the patella on patients with Patellofemoral pain Physiotherapy 83,11,566-572

Herrington, L. 1998 The role of Vastus Medialis Oblique in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 10(3),257-263

Herrington, L. 2000 Anterior knee pain, diagnosis and management Sport Ex Medicine  6,September,26-29

Herrington, L. 2000 Patellofemoral joint pain  Sport Ex Medicine  6,September,30-33

Herrington, L. 2000 The effect of Patellofemoral joint taping; a review Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine  12,3,271-276

Herrington, L. 2001 The effect of patellar taping on quadriceps peak torque and perceived pain: A preliminary investigation Physical Therapy in Sport 2,1,23-28

Herrington, L. 2002 The reliability of a clinical measurement used to determine the medial/lateral orientation of the patella Manual Therapy 7,3,163-167

Herrington, L. 2004 The effect of patella taping on quadriceps strength and functional performance in normal subjects Physical Therapy in Sport 5,1,33-36

Herrington, L. 2006 The effect of corrective taping of the patella on patella position as defined by MRI Research in Sports Medicine 14,215-223

Herrington, L. 2008 The difference in a clinical measure of patella lateral displacement between patients with patellofemoral pain and matched controls Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 38,59-62