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Our team / Mike Kindley
Clinic Tissue Therapist
Mike is a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist who qualified in 2005 From the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) HND Dip.
He works very closely with Chiropractors and Osteopaths in all aspects of his work, which acts as a big continual learning curve as well as furthering his knowledge with courses and on-going education.
Mike uses various diagnostic protocols, which range from Mechanical & Neural testing to observing Movement & Function. This may also include looking at Joint mobility and overall flexibility of the patient which then allows him to treat the patient accordingly and very specifically. His range of skills include Dry Needling, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation) and Active Release work. He also uses standard techniques including Soft Tissue Release (STR), Muscle Energy & Neuromuscular Technique (MET & NMT) and using gravity as a mobilisation tool amongst others.
He will also set very specific Correctional & Mobility protocols along with strengthening exercises should the client need it, which in a lot of cases helps. He also provides postural correction homework for patients this may include stretching & lengthening work.
Mike travelled extensively including working in Rhodes, Australia and Hong Kong. This was where he became interested in Sports Massage & Tissue Therapy due to being involved in high volumes of training and sport so felt that maintenance and injury prevention were needed. He competed in Kick-Boxing, played rugby as well as Swimming, Cycling and now is a keen Olympic Lifter and Wake-boarder so realizing the benefits of Tissue Therapy helping improve performance, recovery and injury prevention.
He has worked with people of all sporting backgrounds from high profile Athletes to Power Lifters & Strength trainers, Boxers, Cyclists, Runners and swimmers also dealing with everyday desk posture to people with trauma such as Disc & Knee issues, frozen shoulder and other such ailments.