Mr Vasileios Lepesis

Mr Vasileios Lepesis

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Module Lead:

PHY216 - Muscusculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2
ADV709 - Corticosteroid Injection route
ADV710 - Pathomechanics and Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance

Teaching in:

SOHP403 - Functional Human Anatomy and Physiology
PHY402 - Applied Movement Science
PHY401 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Well-being
PHY322 - Complex case management


BSc (Hons) Podiatry - University of Brighton (2000)

MSc Sports and Exercise Injury Management - Leeds Metropolitan Univeristy (2002)

BHSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - York St John University (2005)

PgCert Manual Therapy (Physiotherapy) - University of Nottingham (2012)

PgCert in Academic Practice (PGCAP) - University of Plymouth (2014)

PhD Health Studies - University of Plymouth (2017 - ongoing)

HPCReg. Podiatrist: CH14707

HPC Reg.Physiotherapist: PH80274

Fellow of the HigherEducation Academy: PR078451 



Teaching interests

Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment
Manual therapy treatment techniques



Research interests

Effects of Lower limb biomechanics and Foot Orthoses on overuse type injruies

Athletic footwear design and impact on lower limb mechanics

PFJ mechanics with relation to Anterior knee pain

The implementation of combined podiatric biomechanics and physiotherapy techniques for the management of lower limb injuries  




Lepesis, V. and Bissas, A. (2007) The Effects of Foot Orthoses in Foot and Lower Leg Kinematics during Treadmill Running.International Journal of Podiatric Biomechanics , Vol.2-3(2-1):19-25



Reports & invited lectures

Nov. 201   Devon Podiatry Branch Study Day: Neumosculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Techniques 

Nov. 2015 Lepesis, V., Halstead, J., Cowley, E., Beaumont, J. 2015. “Neurological Presentations in the Lower Limb”, The College of Podiatry, Annual Conference and Exhibition, Harrogate, HIC, p.63.

May 2014 Devon Podiatry Branch meeting. “Assessing neuropathic pain and Neurodynamic techniques” practical workshop, Newton Abbot Community Hospital.  

Jan. 2014 MSK:UK South West hub group meeting. “Neurodynamics in Podiatry – Theory and Practice” workshop.

Nov. 2013 Lepesis, V. & Pape, H. 2013. “Basics of Neurodynamic theory and practice”, The College of Podiatry, Annual Conference and Exhibition, Liverpool, ACC, p.58.

Guest lecturer for University of Birmingham, Physiotherapy programme 2011-12