I'm recovering well and getting faster....I'm so grateful I got it fixed....my instep was really worrying me.....you also let me know to take care of my body and to take twinges etc seriously.

Nigel, a runner

Over the last year, a deteriorating condition in my upper thigh had got even worse with increasing pain and stiffness, which no longer improved with use, and I felt my limp was in danger of being permanent....and acting on a personal recommendation I consulted Mike. After one treatment there was a marked improvement and now it seems to have completely gone and after some months there has been no sign of a return. Mike's treatment has been amazing.... I now attend the gym again with no problems.

Christopher Harbord, retired

I think this Pilates thing is really working...

Nick, after only six lessons

When you find a good masseur you stick to them, that's why I've been seeing Mike for more than 10 years. Having regular treatment has kept me running injury free and ready for my next workout with fresh legs. He always takes time on the problem areas and never rushes through the treatment - I would recommend him to anyone - give him a go, to help you achieve the best you can.

Hayley Yelling, European cross country champion 2005 and 2009

"Being treated by Mike has been a revelation. He pin-pointed the issues in my long-term back problem almost immediately and in just two sessions he has already made a huge difference. No drugs, no complex exercises just clear analysis and straight-forward corrective action."

 

Great Results, Personable, Expert

 

Peter hollingsworth 2011

Mike intuitively knows how to use his hands to release muscle tension, enabling me to move more fluidly again. He also imparts a load of knowledge which I hungrily absorb. After a session with Mike I always feel like dancing!

 

Mary Nonde Dance-Movement and Creative Arts Teacher

"I was desperately looking for someone who could help me with my back, neck and knee problems, all made worse by arthritis. Mike is VERY professional and knows what he is talking about. He knows exactly how to keep me on my feet and as for sorting out my neck pain and headaches, there is no one like him! So many people feel they need to go to someone who will crunch their bones to get relief but really the bones are being held together by muscle, so why not go for the root cause! I hope Mike never retires... as I couldn't do without him."

 

Marion

I very much enjoy and look forward to my weekly Pilates class with Mike. Being new to Pilates I appreciate the way Mike breaks down the exercises step by step, which is the way I learn best. I also appreciate the time he takes to encourage me to stretch myself  that little bit further each week to get the most from the class. Mike has a teaching style that works superbly well  for me for which is firm, caring and fun.

 

Dermot Fitzpatrick.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A TREATMENT
  • The first treatment will involve a consultation where written notes will be made of relevant medical history and an assessment made of what treatment may be necessary, including any appropriate referral to another Practitioner such as a GP or an Osteopath.
  • Treatments can be performed anywhere, with the patient in any position, but are generally easier and often more effective on an adjustable plinth in a clinic. It is also generally more effective (but not essential) to work directly through the skin. So the patient will be asked to remove as much clothing as is necessary, and that they are comfortable to remove. Areas of the body not being worked on will remain covered with towels.
  • For massage, an unscented hypoallergenic lotion is generally what is used.
  • Sports massage is a firm treatment, but should not be any more uncomfortable than the patient can relax with. To this end communication between patient and practitioner is essential to achieve the right level of treatment. The patient should not hesitate to say if they are unhappy with any aspect of the treatment.
  • Treatments will also include advice and instruction on stretching, remedial exercises and posture where necessary. Although a considerable improvement may frequently be achieved following the first treatment, it is generally advisable to have two or three or sometimes more treatments to effect a more lasting benefit.
  • The more that patients are able to help themselves by doing the stretches and exercises prescribed and through following any advice given to modify their posture or training, then the fewer treatments they should need and the quicker their bodies will return to good function.

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