About Atherapy

Our Story…

It is upon these foundations, and desire to deliver excellence, that Atherapy was formed back in 1998 by Dave Hancock head physio to some of the top sports teams, actors, athletes and musicians. 

Over the subsequent years we have grown to a nationwide network of clinics with our dedicated and brilliant staff committed to delivering this specialist approach for you.

With our clinics set within some of the UK’s finest fitness training facilities and with our fantastic reputation amongst some of the world’s leading orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists, we are able to provide our patients with only the best in physiotherapeutic care. We look forward to welcoming you to the Atherapy experience

At Atherapy it is all about you; we understand that no two people, or injuries, are the same. We take the time to understand your problem, discuss your clinical diagnosis, and outline a personalised treatment plan.

We’ll ensure you are seen by the person best suited to treat your injury, providing honest, effective, evidence based treatment that will help you get back to your normal self as quickly as possible.

We promote active rehabilitation, and if you need an onward referral or specialist opinion we’ll go the extra mile. Utilising our international network of specialists to ensure you receive only the very best medical care.

We do what we do because we care about you.

Dave Hancock MSc,MCSP,PT,BHSc,CSCS,

CEO and Founder, Atherapy

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 22 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. Working for the English Senior Men’s National soccer team for five years.

Dave has lectured all around the world, published many medical /scientific papers on ACL rehabilitation and sports injuries, he is also a member of the Nike Performance Board (USA). Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team and you the client, having worked with some of the world’s top Athletes, Actors and Musicians. His experiences and knowledge are world renowned.[/read]


Atherapy is committed to delivering innovative, evidence-based physiotherapy and sports medicine services. Our philosophy is all about a holistic approach. We believe that prevention is better than cure. This is reflected in the services we offer, which are focused on preventing injury, curing where required, and individual performance to support clients reach their goals.


Innovation – We are a dynamic company, who will continue to embrace innovation and be flexible, whilst adapting our service provision, to improve our offering to clients.

  • Person-centred Care – We believe in placing the client at the centre of our service design. We want to improve accessibility, and work to empower our clients by involving them in decisions around their care and treatment.
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – We are committed to providing an inclusive service that meets the diverse needs of our clients. We will aim to respect clients’ needs as they relate to the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Sustainable Growth – We want to be agile and responsive to achieve growth and scale by adapting to feedback from clients, staff and the wider market environment.
  • Candour – We will act with integrity, being open and honest in our dealings with clients and stakeholders. We intend to encourage a culture where concerns are addressed without fear of recrimination or reprisals.

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