Daniela is our longest standing member of staff our Senior Sports Therapist. As our in-house Pilates instructor, Daniela offers dynamic movement-based rehabilitation techniques and is highly regarded in her manual therapy offerings.
Daniela has been praised by all our clients, especially older populations, those with a dance/gymnastics background and in recent years Daniela has worked with rugby teams across London. She now has a great love of the sport and continues to support teams such as Rugby FC & London Welsh Rugby FC.
She has been working with junior academy NFL American Football Leagues and more recently, she has now taking the challenge of looking after a group of Elite Gymnasts at Richmond Gymnastics Association and with her help no doubt these athletes will compete at their best of their ability in the European and World’s Competitions!
“I am really excited to able to work with elite Acrobatic Gymnasts at the Richmond Gymnastics Association! With its complex balance and dynamic routines acrobatics gymnastics is very attractive to watch but the gymnasts’ joints and muscles are often put through extreme range of movement with challenging balance and dance choreography which require extraordinary strength and flexibility. Due to the sport specificity, the injuries can be quite different than most sporting injuries. I am glad that I can apply my extensive knowledge of sports injuries combined with my previous experience in dance and gymnastics. Treating gymnastics injuries can be challenging but I believe that with good strengthening and rehab programmes specific for each routine, regular sports massage, joint mobilisations, taping and strapping can prevent injuries and optimise performance. Regular watching of training sessions, individual screening and communication with the whole team is the key for successful pre-rehab programme”. Daniela Cherneva
Our therapists have extensive experience working with junior tennis players, working closely with players’ coaches and Strength & Conditioning teams to ensure the whole recovery journey is seamless! Daniela is also experienced in working with elite level junior gymnastic teams.
Other specialist areas include a wide range of sports including but not limited to; golf, gym based activities, football, dance and winter sports.
Quick Fire Questions – Get to know our therapists!
- What is the best place you have ever visited?
Egypt. I was fascinated and amazed by the Ancient Egyptian temples, tombs, pyramids and history. It was nothing I had ever seen before. Sailing down the Nile was really peaceful and beautiful.
- Favourite sports?
I love running and cycling now
- Favourite area of the body to treat?
The lower back, it is a very common injury and challenging to treat with multiple predisposing factors.