Laura McPherson - Graduate Sports Therapist
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
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.