Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic
Crystal Palace, London

Tel: 0208 676 8825

Laura McPherson - Graduate Sports Therapist

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 undertook 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.

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.

Peter Finnigan - Physiotherapist

Peter Finnigan

MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC   

Peter originally qualified with a degree in Sports Science (Human Performance) from Brunel University. He then undertook his Masters in Physiotherapy also at Brunel. Since graduating, Peter has worked both at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust London and privately in Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. He currently is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS and the private sector.

As a physiotherapist, Peter treats all areas of the body and has additional training in the treatment of lower back pain, shoulder pain, manual therapy, dynamic taping and strength and conditioning. As an individual who has suffered numerous injuries and surgeries, Peter understands the importance to a holistic tailored approach during rehabilitation. He considers the body as a whole rather than restricting the body to individual parts. This approach leads to consideration of the vast array of factors that can contribute to the development of pain and injury.

He uses his spare time to attend evening lectures and weekend courses to further develop his skills as an evidenced based clinician to provide high quality care.  When he isn’t studying or working, Peter enjoys keeping fit at the gym and trying as many new sports as possible (one of those that is like a duck to water when it comes to new sports!). If you can’t find him working out somewhere, he is usually out exploring London or watching some kind of sporting event with a beer in hand!