Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic
Crystal Palace, London

Tel: 0775 974 2167
Tel: 0208 676 8825 (Cadence)

Laura McPherson - Clinical Lead

Laura McPherson - Sports Therapist

Laura McPherson - Graduate Sports Therapist 

B.Sc. (Hons) Sports Therapy & MSc (Hons) Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation.

Laura graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2007 with a Degree in Sports Therapy

On graduating Laura was employed by the University of Kent as a Sports Therapy Technician and subsequently a Lecturer. As part of her professional development she untook a Masters degree in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, graduating in 2011. Laura is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Kent

Laura has a wealth of knowledge in sports injuries and has in the past supported Dulwich Hamlet Football Club as their Head Therapist. This period saw the team being promoted to the Ryman Premier League. Laura has returned to Dulwich Hamlet Football club this season as their Head of Sports Medicine, guiding and supporting their team of Sports Therapists.

Laura's work as a Sports Therapist has seen her work with numerous professional and amateur athletes across a spectrum of sports including Cycling, Athletics, Boxing, Wheelchair Rugby, Hand Cycling and Football to name a few. Laura currently teaches on the Sports Therapy degree program at the University of East London.

A keen athlete herself, Laura cycles and has run competitively at middle and long distances. She undertook the London Marathon in 2011 finishing in 3:23, a very respectable time for a 1st marathon. Laura's latest challenge is the Prudential Ride 100 cycle race that she will undertake in July this year, raising money for Anthony Nolan and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Adriano Da Costa Dores - Senior Physiotherapist

Adriano Da Costa Dores

B.Sc Physical Therapy

Adriano qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2004 from the College of Health Technologies Coimbra, Portugal. Before moving to the UK, Adriano worked in private practice and a private hospital in Portugal soon after qualifying. Adriano has worked with a wide variety of sports injuries’,  providing effective rehabilitation and prevention programs for these. 

While qualifying Adriano had a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. This lead him to work with youth football teams and with Imperial College London's Men’s Rugby team. Adriano has completed a series of specialist courses,  including Kinesio Tapping, functional ligature on soft tissue, and also specialist courses in Mulligan and Cyriax evaluation.

Adriano is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health & Care Professional Council UK. 

Mia Preece - Graduate Sports Therapist

Mia Preece - Graduate Sports Therapist
B.Sc. (Hons) Sports Therapy.

Mia graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2016 with a First Class (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy. 

Since graduating Mia has worked as a self-employed Sports Therapist and has treated patients across a variety of sports including cycling, hockey, ice hockey, figure skating, ballet, rugby, football & running. She is now also employed as a part-time Lecturer of Sports Therapy at London Met University.

Mia is a Level 1 ice hockey coach and has been manager of a junior ice hockey team since 2012. Having a figure skating background (Nisa Level 6 certificate) Mia is particular about skating technique and has worked with junior ice hockey players and with the special needs ice hockey team. She is responsible for developing and implementing off-ice fitness & training programmes for U18s team. 

Mia has also been involved for many years in cycling events through her competing family members and has an interest in the biomechanics of most sports but particularly cycling and skating. On sunny days she cycles at the local outdoor velodrome.