Our DP Sports Performance & Injury Clinic Team

We aim to put together and maintain a highly experienced and talented sport support team to help you maintain a high level of performance. From sports physiotherapists providing you expert injury assessment and management to sports therapists with the knowledge to manage your niggles and support your recovery.

Our Physiotherapists

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Monday 1500 – 1800

Wednesday 1500 – 2000

Thursday 0800 – 1200

Nikesh Raja

Founder & Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Nikesh is a King’s College Graduate, receiving a BSc Hons Physiotherapy, and is currently completing an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary’s University of London. Over the last 10 years, Nikesh has been working in private practice & the NHS, initially as part of a well renowned private hospital, before setting up DP Sports Performance & Injury Clinic in 2019. Alongside his work with DP Sports Clinic, Nikesh also works with Chelsea FC Academy.

For the past 10 years, Nikesh has specialised in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including back & neck pain, joint & muscle pain, sports injuries, and post-operative rehabilitation. This has included working with professional & semi-professional athletes, local sporting teams, and a wide variety of working and retired professionals.

Nikesh has completed training in manual techniques, manipulation techniques, taping & strapping including kinesiology taping. He is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, being able to provide safe effective acupuncture to patient’s that require it.

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Friday 0800 – 1230

David Thomas

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

David graduated from the University of Birmingham with an MSc in Physiotherapy after completing a Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate degree. Utilising this knowledge he has gone on to treat a wide array of patients and conditions, in elite sport and as a specialist Physiotherapist in the NHS. He has completed postgraduate courses in hands-on therapy and holds qualifications in martial arts coaching and sports massage.

David currently works as a physio at Chelsea FC academy and has previously worked with semi-professional rugby teams. He has treated international and team GB athletes in sports including karate, swimming, fencing & athletics. Despite a background working with elite athletes, David’s true passion is using movement and exercise as a vehicle to help people to be the best version of themselves, whatever their starting point!

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Monday 1200 – 1500

Monika Jude

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Monika is an experienced sports physiotherapist with 12 years of experience across a variety of settings including with high-profile sports teams both nationally and internationally.  She obtained an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine from the University of Birmingham in 2017. 


She has previously worked at a Band 7 level in the NHS, working alongside GPs to assess and treat complex MSK cases leading them from accurate diagnosis through to achieving their active goals. She has a keen interest in managing athletes through injuries and rehabilitation, currently working with the youth setup at Chelsea Football Club.

She has skills in soft tissue therapy, cupping, sports taping, strength and conditioning, kinesiotaping & manual therapy, which she uses alongside tailored rehabilitation programs to help clients reach their full potential.

Our Sports Therapists

William Savoy

Monday 1600 – 2100

Thursday 1400 – 2100

Sunday 1200 – 1700

Bill Savoy

Sports Therapist

Bill has over 16 years experience in sports & massage therapy, achieving gold status with the Sports Massage Association and accreditation with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. As well as providing sports massage, Bill has also been trained in cupping, IASTM, electroacupuncture, scar massage and more. Bill worked with Fulham FC during their premier league years between 2006-2008. More recently Bill has developed more clinical skills, working alongside physiotherapists and in areas including central London. Bill takes an individual approach to every client, helping with both movement and athletic goals.

Services Offered:
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Cupping
  • Electroacupuncture
  • IASTM / blading / graston
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