The Therapists

Lara Cowley BSc (HONS), HPC, CSP, AACP, ACPOPC,
Pending MSc Physiotherapy and BSc Psychology

Lara worked for East Sussex Healthcare Trust before joining St Wilfrid’s Hospice as the Specialist Palliative Physiotherapist and Therapies Manager in 2012. She is currently studying her Masters in Physiotherapy with a focus on pain management as well as a Psychology degree. She gained her accreditation as an acupuncturist in 2010. She is a trained fitness instructor and has been teaching at the University of Brighton Hillbrow Gym (Eastbourne site) for 7 years.

“My experience in the fitness industry has held me in good stead when rehabilitating sports injuries as it is often a key component that is not managed well in the physiotherapy profession. Since starting my further two degrees I have advanced my knowledge greatly in understanding the human body and the effects mental state has on injury and recovery. My further education has excelled my clinical knowledge and allows me to provide high quality holistic treatment for all my patients whether it be musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain management, neurological or post cancer rehabilitation. I am currently working on several pieces of research with the University of Brighton and St Wilfrid’s Hospice which is providing interesting evidence for the efficacy of exercise in oncology and palliative care.”

Lara is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Health Professionals Council (HPC), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC), she is accredited with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). She is pending MSc Physiotherapy and BSc Psychology.



Oliver Krouwel MSc, PGCE, BA (HONS), HPC, CSP, ATACP, ACPIN.

Oliver has worked for Croydon PCT and Mayday Hospital before joining Burrswood hospital. He has several publications and presented at the National Physiotherapy Research Network meeting at the Interdisciplinary World Conference on Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Los Angeles, USA.

Oliver has a specialist interest in Neurological rehabilitation and Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy) and has completed a Clinical Pilates course.

“I find neurological rehabilitation extremely rewarding and have been fortunate to help a wide range of people with a variety of conditions including; Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), MND, Parkinson’s, Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injuries. I am currently writing a piece of research on the effects of physiotherapy and Aquatic physiotherapy for people with MS in collaboration with the University of Brighton.”

Oliver is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Health Professionals Council (HPC), Aquatic Therapist Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN) and the Football Association Medical Society.