Marco Ferreira

Personal Statement:

Marco Ferreira’s journey in physiotherapy is marked by his dedication and commitment. Graduating from the Coimbra Health School in 2011, Marco’s career began with a passion for healing and a desire to make a difference. Transitioning seamlessly from the realm of competitive sports (Track & Field) to the treatment room, Marco’s expertise has graced the international stage, shaping champions and nurturing talent. With a diverse background spanning promising track and field athletes, elite tennis, and professional football league clubs, Marco brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to every aspect of his practice.

Areas of special Interest

  • ·         Acute Injuries
  • ·         Sports rehabilitation
  • ·         Injury prevention
  • ·         Performance enhancement
  • ·         Manual therapy
  • ·         Exercise prescription
  • ·         Functional movement assessment


  • BSc Physiotherapy (BSc), Coimbra Health School (2011)
  • PG Sports Performance, European University (2022)
  • Foundation skills in MSK Ultrasound, Online, in 2021
  • FA Level 5 ATMMiF, FA Association, St Georges Park, 24h, in 2021
  • Advanced Diagnosis in Manual Therapy, Lisboa, 24h, in 2019
  • FA Level 5 ATMMiF, FA Association, St Georges Park, 24h, in 2018
  • Mulligan Concept A+B, Thomas Mitchell, Robin Blake, Remedy House, 36h, in 2017;
  • FA Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF), Stamford, 3h, in 2017 ;
  • FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine, Online Course, in 2017;
  • Spinal Manipulation, Nuno Nogueira, Formaterapia, 28 hours in 2014;
  • Mulligan Concept A+B, Francisco Neto, Formaterapia, 24 hours, in 2014;
  • Taping Myofascial – Basic + Advanced, Nuno Matos, Clizone. 28 hours, in 2012;
  • Palpatory Anatomy, Pedro Malta, 16 hours, in 2012;
  • Elite Sports Physical Therapy, Michal Novotny, Bwizer, 20 hours, in 2011.


Non-work interests

An avid traveller and nature enthusiast, Marco enjoys capturing the beauty of landscapes through his lens. He also values spending quality time with family and friends, savouring the simple pleasures of life amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday activities. As a new dad, Marco is embracing the adventure of parenthood and cherishing precious moments with his newborn baby. In his downtime, Marco enjoys reading, attending music shows, and taking leisurely strolls with his dog, finding solace and inspiration in the rhythm of life’s melodies.

The Elite Sector

ATP/WTA World Tour

  • Private Physiotherapist for tennis player:
    • Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
    • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    • Steve Johnson (USA)
    • Belinda Bencic (SUI)
    • Magda Linette (POL)
    • Bernarda Pera (USA)
    • Marta Kostyuk (UKR)
    • Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)

Physiotherapist for National Teams:

  • Kazhkstan Tennis Federation (2013)
  • Latvian Tennis Federation (2014)
  • England and Wales Cricket (ECB)

Notts County FC

  • Academy Physiotherapist (2018)
  • First Team Physiotherapist (2019)
  • Head of Medical Services (2020-2022)

Loughborough Sports

  • Performance Physiotherapist Track & Field and Triathlon (2022)

Nottingham Forest FC

  • PDP Physiotherapist U21s (2023)

Previous appointments

In addition to his extensive experience in elite sports settings, Marco Ferreira has also held roles in non-sports environments, broadening his scope of practice and honing his skills in diverse contexts. His professional journey has encompassed positions in amateur football, community healthcare settings, and academic institutions, providing him with a well-rounded perspective and a versatile skill set applicable to various clinical scenarios.


  • Health Professions Council
  • Chartered society of Physiotherapy