Anna Laws

Anna is a highly specialist MSk Physiotherapy with specialist interests in sports injuries, clinical pilates and athlete screening. Anna has a particular interest in lower limb biomechanics and foot & ankle rehabilitation.

After qualifying as Physiotherapy in 2008, Anna worked in the NHS, private settings and sports settings, gaining a broad range of experience in all core areas of Physiotherapy. From there she went on to specialise in musculoskeletal outpatients and sports injuries and attained an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Bath.

Anna has a keen interest in sports injury management and has a wealth of experience in a wide range of sports including: rugby union, swimming, running, cycling and waterpolo. Her passion is to prevent athletes being hindered by injury thereby, helping them achieve their goals.

Alongside Anna’s role at Spire Perform she also works for the Amateur Swimming Association and GB Waterpolo, screening athletes, promoting injury prevention and prehabilitation. Currently, she is responsible for leading the medical cover for national and international competitions.

Preventing injury through athlete screening is another keen area of interest and Anna has published research investigating the effects of Clinical Pilates on functional movement in recreational runners. Functional screening is an effective way to identify biomechanical imbalances and inefficient movement patterns that contribute to injury. These imbalances can then be corrected through physiotherapy to reduce the risk of injury

Anna is also an APPI trained Clinical Pilates instructor and leads the Clinical Pilates service at Spire Perform. Clinical Pilates is method of core strengthening aiming to retrain normal patterns of movement from a central stable core. This rehabilitation method is effective for a variety of problems including foot and ankle injury, lower limb dysfunction, spinal pain, joint dysfunction, muscle imbalance and sports injury with the focus on improving strength, alignment, control, balance and posture

Research:

‘The effect of Clinical Pilates on functional movement in recreational runners’
Published in The International Journal of Sports Medicine (2017).

Clinical interests:

Foot & Ankle Rehabilitation

  • Lower limb biomechanics
  • Sports injury management
  • Sport specific rehabilitation
  • Functional Screening
  • Clinical Pilates

Qualifications

MSc Sports Physiotherapy
First Class BSc (Hons) Degree Physiotherapy
APPI Clinical Pilates Instructor
AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course
Sports Injury Trauma management
Level 3 Sports Massage Diploma
Foundation course in Aquatic therapy