Dr Joseph Lightfoot, MBChB, BSc(Hons) is a Coach, Campaigner, Writer and Researcher currently based in Manchester, England. He graduated medical school in July 2012, and also has a first class honours degree in Anatomy.
Joe is the CEO and co-founder of Results Inc, a company providing health and performance coaching and consultancy. He has worked with a number of athletes and teams, including the England under -19 lacrosse team where he was part of the coaching staff for the 2012 World Lacrosse Championships.
Joe’s articles have appeared in Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health as well as on OneResult.com, StrengthCoach.com, and Elitefts.com. You can see his article and blog archives here. He has self published two books – the first, “Notes From The US” recounts everything he learnt whilst spending 10 weeks in the US learning from the best clinicians and coaches he could find. The second book, “Championship Lacrosse Success” details how to prepare a lacrosse team for success at a major championship.
Outside of coaching and writing, Joe is involved in numerous research projects in elite performance settings including research into hand injuries and their mechanisms with the Great Britain boxing team, and injuries within rugby with Scotland Rugby. He also conducts original elite performance research via the Human Performance Research Group.
Joe is also passionate about health policy and the role of lifestyle in medical care. He is currently heading a prize winning campaign called “Move Eat Treat”. This campaign aims to raise awareness of lifestyle and healthy eating in medical practice. Joe has written about the campaign here, on the British Journal of Sports Medicine blog, and has spoken at national and international conferences about it. You can view full details of the Move Eat Treat campaign here. Joe also sits on the Sports and Exercise Medicine Council at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Joe’s ambition is to become a performance director and currently heads up the Future Performance Directors Club – an group of individuals from multiple areas all with a common aim.
Outside of academia Joe is a keen athlete and has personal best times of 11.36 for the 100m and 49.97 for the 400m. He won the 2011 Under 90kg UK’s Strongest Athlete Competition.