Daniela Cherneva
Daniela Cherneva
Sports and Dance Therapist (Bsc Hons) | Dry Needling Acupuncturist | Massage Therapist | Pilates Instructor

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!

  1. 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.
  2. Favourite sports?
    I love running and cycling now 🙂
  3. Favourite area of the body to treat?  
    The lower back, it is a very common injury and challenging to treat with multiple predisposing factors.

 

Testimonials:

I started Physiotherapy with Daniela in Spring of 2021 for an untreated shoulder injury I got while playing tennis in high school, about six year ago. The last year we’ve been slowly building up my strength and the amount I can play a week from 30 minutes to four hours. It’s been done in such a thought out way and has been totally supported by the rehab exercises she’s given me and the treatments I get once a month. Even though rehabbing my shoulder will be a long journey I feel so grateful for all the help, support and consideration I’ve had. I was nervous to start physio properly on my shoulder, but I am so grateful that I did. Daniela is exceptional at what she does and has been so attuned to what my shoulder needs that I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.
Maiya Thapar
Daniela is an outstanding physiotherapist. After suffering with pain for well over a year she was able to diagnose the cause of my pain straight away and with excellent massage techniques, needling and exercise suggestions I was back to full strength and pain free in a short space of time. Can not recommend her highly enough.
Szilvia Themistocleous
Fantastic service! I saw Daniela and she was very accommodating and friendly. I have seen her with back issues and hamstring issues and she identified the issue quickly and solved it for me all in one appointment! Very happy all round as that massively helped my recovery time!
Daniel Stuart
Daniella provided an excellent service knew what was required to address my injury so much so therapy worked and within 24 hours could get back to my exercise route… thank you
Colin Mongul
Easy to book, good facilities and excellent, professional and personalised physiotherapy and advice provided (by Daniela).
Michael Hancock
Daniella is a friendly, talented and knowledgeable physiotherapist. Working in an industry that has taken its toll on my body for many years I frequent the clinic often and have complete confidence Daniella will put me back together each and every time.
Andrew Gregory
I've been going to Daniela for injury treatment and sports massages over the last few years and she's always been extremely knowledgeable and helping me train properly, both when healthy or coming back from an injury
Ian Lifter (Powerlifter)
Daniela helped fix a long term Achilles injury through a combination of massage and acupuncture through a few sessions
Peter Cowley
Daniela is absolutely superb, I always come away complete refreshed and ready for the weeks ahead.
Lynne Fatah
Easy to book, good facilities and excellent, professional and personalised physiotherapy and advice provided (by Daniela).
Michael Hancock
Having suffered with back problems for over 13 years, I have always been sceptical about seeking medical help due to my fear of making things worse (previous experience). I came to clinic4sports to seek help with an acute flare up of sciatica and I can not thank them enough. The pain at its worst was so bad that I couldn’t even get out of bed. The techniques utilised helped me get relief from pain that I was suffering with for over 2 weeks. We tried manipulation and acupuncture and although initially I was a bit sore, the true effects of the treatment were felt as promised a few hours after my treatment with Daniela. That together with the light stretching exercises recommended have made a huge difference on a problem that is so physically and mentally draining. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional in her approach and I highly recommend anyone suffering with this debilitating problem to see them. You will not regret it. Thank you guys!
Junaid
I am very satisfied with the service provided by Daniela, She was professional and very knowledgeable and with her treatment she relieve me from lots of pain. I will definitely book another appointment with Daniela as soon as I can. Thank you for your email and I am looking forward to seeing you guys soon!
Sergio
Hi Samia, could you please thank Daniela for sorting me out last week – I got a PB (second life!) of 55 minutes at the Kew Gardens 10k race. Thanks
Paul Davies
I saw Daniela when I had a lot of pain due to bursitis in my shoulder. She gave me a deep sports massage that was sore, but made a massive improvement. She also took me through exercises and stretches to help the problem improve. I couldn’t recommend her enough. Great service, price and aftercare.
Matt Zitron
Samia, please thank Daniela from me as had no more headaches since her treatment.
Charlie Stockport, Dukes Meadows, General Manager
If you are a recreational player and if you are anything like me - cutting corners during warm up and cool down - chances are sooner rather than later you will find yourself looking for a physio. My truant ways lead me to the hands of the awesome physio's at Clinic4Sport - Daniela and Chris. They were empathetic to my situation and helped me recover from a shoulder issue on one occasion and an Achilles tendon injury on another. They know their stuff, know what got me there and how to get me out of that situation. Daniela helped me heal quicker through acupuncture techniques (those long needles may look scary, but go past that and those things help more than those hurt). While I got a list of do's and don'ts on paper, these days Clinic4Sport has a shiny new app for Android and iOS that contains short videos of exercises should you feel the need to refer to something while doing those rehab exercises. All in all, it is a good place with knowledgeable people who understand sports and want to get you back to your sport as soon as possible.
Vasu Mishra
I have been a regular customer of Clinic4Sport since 2014 every time I've needed treatment because of a sports injury. All of their staff have always been very professional, polite and knowledgeable. I have attended both of their facilities (Duke's Meadows and Roko Health Club) and Daniela and the other physiotherapists working in those locations were fantastic to deal with every time. Would recommend to anyone
Emilio Gardeta
In recent times I have had need for physiotherapy / treatment for shoulder/arm and leg injuries As a result I approached Clinic4Sport and Daniela has provided the treatment. I have been pleased and impressed with her therapy and with the outcomes Her sessions have always led to significant change and improvement, helped further by the advice and guidance she has given on exercises I can do Although I must admit I I have not always been as thorough in doing them as I should have been . Nevertheless she has always shown great patience with me . I have appreciated and benefited from her expertise and skills as a therapist. Daniela is very professional in her approach and his knowledgeable about what she is doing . She is able to communicate this and explain what and why she is doing . She also brings an open and pleasant manner and personality to each session. I am grateful for everything Daniela has done for me and the resulting improvements and progress I have made
Jeff Richardson
I have been very impressed with Daniela following Injury treatments. She is very knowledgeable and her analysis is very accurate!
Brian Hawkes