Meet Our Team

Atherapy are a team of highly qualified, vastly experienced and fully insured physiotherapists ready to help you with your injury and performance needs. You can read more about our team in their profiles below.

Leadership Team

Dave Hancock Physio

     Dave Hancock
       CEO & Founder of Atherapy

Meet Dave!

Dave is our founder and CEO of Atherapy. His CV has taken him to be the Head Physiotherapist of Leeds United Football Club, Chelsea Football Club and the Performance Director of the New York Knicks Basketball Team. Has has over 26 years of experience as a physio, strength coach and Director of Performance working at the highest level in rugby, football and basketball. He is a certified PT both in the UK and the USA.

He is a qualified strength coach and holds two Masters degrees in Sports Exercise Medicine and Manipulation. Dave was the first British physio to be recruited full time for six years by an NBA franchise as a Performance Director.  He has also attended the 2010 Soccer World Cup and the 2012 European Finals.
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Clare Smith
Group Practice Manager

Meet Clare!

Clare has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry having worked alongside our CEO Dave Hancock since 2002. At the heart of Atherapy, she oversee’s a wide range of administrative tasks ranging from the account management to centralised booking throughout the group.

Clare is often the first point of contact for our new clients so she looks forward to welcoming and speaking to you soon and making your experience at Atherapy an excellent one.

 

London Physiotherapy Team

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Nick Ratcliffe
Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist

(Moorgate & Chiswick)

Meet Nick!

After graduating as a physiotherapist in Sydney in 2015, Nick worked in a private practice in southern Sydney treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions for a range of patients.

During his time in Sydney Nick was appointed Head Physiotherapist for teams in Rugby League and Rugby Union, managing and coordinating the rehabilitation journey of athletes both teenager and adult from initial injury to return to sport. During this time he gained valuable sideline and in clinic experience, gaining further insight into injury prevention and sport specific management.

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Stefanie Yeh
Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist 

(Moorgate & Chiswick)

Meet Stefanie!

Originally hailing from Canada, Stefanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2011, before moving to Australia to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne in 2014.

During this time, Stefanie worked as an Athletic Therapist within clinics in both Canada and Australia. She went on to continue her career in musculoskeletal injuries in Perth, Australia where she treated as a private physiotherapist whilst managing and leading a clinical team of rehab professionals, prior to moving to London in 2021.

 

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Sam Downer
Clinical Team Manager & Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist

(Moorgate & Chiswick)

Meet Sam!

Sam graduated from the University of West England Bristol with a BSc  in Physiotherapy in 2010. With a desire to develop his knowledge further he took his education to the next level and completed a MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University London in 2019 and has an additional Level 4 qualification in Strength and Conditioning.  

Sam has worked extensively both in the NHS and private practice which has included independent sports injury clinics, global organisations such as BUPA and a prestigious private hospital in London. He has spent time working in Rugby and Cricket, including the England Women’s Cricket first team, and high-level junior tennis players.  

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Marija Starasolska
Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist & Lead Sports Massage Therapist

(Moorgate)

Meet Marija!

After completing her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of West of England, she started to pursue her Physiotherapy career by working as a pitch side first aider for Bristol Physio. Shortly after, she joined the NHS and worked in a variety of departments, such as elderly care, orthopedics, emergency department, and respiratory.

The skills gained throughout have enabled her to master the knowledge of different pathological and geriatric conditions, assist patients with setting short and long-term goals, and provide user-tailored rehabilitation. 

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Tadej Citti
Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist 

(Moorgate) 

Meet Tadej!

Tadej is a physiotherapist with great conviction and passion having graduated with a First Class Honours in Sports Therapy from UEL and then achieving a distinction in his masters in Physiotherapy from St George’s university in 2022.  

During his undergraduate studies, Tadej worked with Charlton FC where he assisted with the rehabilitation of the academy ‘s professional footballers. He currently works with Fulham Football Club as an Academy Physiotherapist as well, focusing on lower limb rehabilitation, prevention of injury, and management of elite players. 

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United States Physiotherapy Team

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Marco Nunez

Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist

(LA)

Meet Marco!

Marco is the Director of West Coast Operations for Atherapy Entertainment / Atherapy LLC. Nunez’ main responsibility is to coordinate and provide therapy and training for Atherapy’s patients, athletes and celebrities in the West Coast. In addition, Nunez works closely with Dave Hancock, CEO, to coordinate between operations in London, New York City and Los Angeles. Nunez is also responsible for overseeing all Atherapy specialists in the West Coast.

Nunez currently consults with Strive Performance, a sports science wearable technological gear that allows to monitor an athlete’s mechanical load, muscular balance and heart rate during training, practice, and games to help decrease the risk of injury and monitor athletes’ progression. His role as a high-performance athletic trainer is to develop preventive assessment protocols, monitor athlete’s workload and develop a continuous education program for athletic trainers, physical therapist, and performance coaches.

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