Meet Our Team
Dave HancockCEO & Founder of Atherapy
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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.
Clare SmithGroup Practice Manager
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
Sam DownerClinical Team Manager & Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Moorgate)
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.
Marija StarasolskaSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist & Lead Sports Massage Therapist (Moorgate)
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.
James TicehurstSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Moorgate)
Nick RatcliffeSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Moorgate)
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.
Dimitrios MichtatidisSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Chiswick)
Dimitrios has completed his studies from the University of East London in 2017. He has vast experience working with elite athletes. He can manage all the musculoskeletal injuries especially for lower limp injuries. He uses manual therapy, soft tissue techniques and retraining muscle and joint loading.
Dimitrios has a keen interest in football injuries as he has significant experience working with adult and teenager athletes. He also worked in private practice dealing with common injuries. Following a holistic approaching for the patients, ensuring their education of their injury and providing with a conditioning plan to achieve their goals.
Allan WuSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Mooregate)
Allan has become renowned in his field through dedication to strength and conditioning for professional athletes, music artists, and clients at Equinox fitness clubs where he was a top ranking personal trainer in Canada.
He is qualified with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Western University and has recently attained his Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Brunel University London. His comprehensive achievements thus far include basketball and sportsmanship awards from his early years, managing a team of trainers during college, and preparation for key players on team Canada for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Allan is determined to apply his interdisciplinary skills towards the physiotherapy profession to best help those he works with at Atherapy.
Stefanie YehSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Moorgate)
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.
Raj ApoorvSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (Moorgate)
Originally from India, Apoorv completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Delhi, India in 2019 with a first class Honours degree, before moving to the United Kingdom to complete his Masters in Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) at University of Birmingham in 2021.
Apoorv has also worked with the Indian paramilitary forces as their sports physiotherapist with a variety of sports teams such as Athletics, weight lifting, boxing, shooting, swimming etc. With experience of working in the NHS, Apoorv is also working as a part time physiotherapist with Millwall Football club.
His main skills are sports injury management, sports taping and injury prevention.
United States Physiotherapy Team
Marco NunezSenior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist (LA)
Senior MSK Specialist Physiotherapist
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.
Marco 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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