Sports Injury 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.

Natalie Crosby - Graduate Sports Therapist

Natalie Crosby - Graduate Sports Therapist
B.Sc. (Hons) Sports Therapy.

 

Natalie graduated from the University of East London in 2018 with a First Class (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy with a placement year.


Along the way Natalie was awarded the Ede and Ravenscroft academic prize for excellence 2016 and nominated and won the Sports Therapy Student of the year award in 2015 and 2018 respectively. Natalie also sort and acquired a work placement with the NFL Buffalo Bills in 2015 and was recommended for a full-time placement at Derby County Football Club, working with the Academy Medical department for the 2016/17 season.


Since graduating Natalie has worked as a self-employed Sports Therapist and has treated patients across a variety of sports including American Football, Boxing, Rugby & Football. She is also employed as a part-time consultant therapist and sports therapist in professional football clubs as part of their Regional Talent programmes (under 9-16's).


Natalie is currently working towards qualifications in subjects such as Strength and Conditioning to compliment her CV and continues to attend events to continue her professional development. In her spare time Natalie enjoys travelling and watching all types of sports and participating in sporting activities for charity.