The Team

George Cooper - Practice Director, MSc, BSc, MCSP, SRP, HPC

George qualified in 1997 from the University of Hertfordshire as a chartered physiotherapist and completed an MSc in sports injury and therapy at the University of Manchester in 2006.

 

Up until now, George has spent his whole professional career as a physiotherapist working at professional football clubs, such as Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United and Birmingham City. He has worked for 14 managers in that time, including Alan Curbishley, Alan Pardew, Gianfranco Zola, Ian Dowie, Steve Bruce, Alex McLeish, Chris Hughton, and David Platt. He has been responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of players at these clubs, such as Ian Wright, John Terry, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Craig Bellamy, Freddie Ljungberg, Scott Parker, Paolo Di Canio and many others.

 

George has regularly been seen on television as head physiotherapist running onto the pitch tending to injured players during live games, predominantly in the English Premier League but has also done so in European competition and at a Wembley Cup Final.

 

In December 2012, George realised his dream of opening a private practice in his local town of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex. He offers the local population the opportunity to be treated in the same way as countless professional footballers he has treated over the last fifteen years. He offers early diagnosis, manual therapy treatments and prescribes comprehensive rehabilitation programmes in his functional gymnasium.

 

Education:

 

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 1997 –  University of Hertfordshire
  • MSc Sports Injury and Therapy 2006 – University of Manchester

 

Career:

 

  • 1st Team Physiotherapist, Nottingham Forest FC – Managers: David Platt, Paul Hart
  • Head of Medical, Crystal Palace FC – Managers: Steve Bruce, Steve Kember, Trevor Francis
  • Head of Medical, Charlton Athletic FC – Managers: Alan Curbishley, Ian Dowie, Les Reed, Alan Pardew
  • Head of Medical, West Ham United FC – Managers: Alan Curbishley, Gianfranco Zola
  • Head of Medical, Brentford FC – Manager: Andy Scott
  • 1st Team Physiotherapist, Birmingham City FC – Managers: Alex McLeish, Chris Hughton, Lee Clarke.


Sylvia Ringhofer - Sports Therapist

Sylvia qualified as a sports therapist with Sports Therapy UK and has since been a successful private practitioner and a valuable member of many sports teams over a broad spectrum of sports, including netball, hockey and rugby. She has also overseen the welfare of sportsmen and women in cycling, cricket, running, swimming and triathlon.

 

Qualifications

 

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Advanced Therapy Masterclass – John Gibbons Bodymaster Method
  • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Masterclass – John Gibbons Bodymaster Method


Louise Cooper - Practice Manager

Louise Cooper married George in 1999 and has been around the professional sports environment throughout his career in Physiotherapy. While living in Nottingham she completed a massage therapy course and built up a sizeable client base within the local sports community. Louise enjoys a variety of gym classes and regularly runs up to 10 miles outdoors. She completed the London Marathon in 2007 and London’s ‘Run to the Beat’, both with very respectable times.


WordPress Image Lightbox