Mike is the founder and Performance & Rehabilitation Director of the Movement & Running School. Mike’s passion for Rehabilitation and Speed began a long time ago when as teenager he had a serious knee injury. After years of bad advice and inefficient rehabilitation, he began to study movement patterns and training methodologies from different sports. He specialised in movement re-patterning and rehabilitation after injury or surgery and focused on Speed training for athletes of different sports.
He set-up the first Rehabilitation & Speed centre in the UK 1999 and his Clients include among others : athletes and teams from, The English Premiership, English Championship, German Bundesliga Rugby Union, Rugby league, Handball, Lacrosse, European Olympic Associations as well as Elite Track & Field athletes including World & Olympic Gold Medallists. Mike has been a coach for over 35 years and began coaching in 1982. He has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has coached at professional and academy level and is a consultant for a number of professional Football clubs as well as track and field athletes in the UK and Europe. His Movement Re-Patterning methodology is not restricted to elite and up and coming athletes 50% of all the clients to the two London centres come for rehabilitation after surgery or injury. Mike and his team work very successfully with Stroke survivors, Parkinson’s, MS as well as with people with other neurological issues. The Kids Movement & Running Programme has been very successful.
Mike runs education courses and workshops for coaches, medical practitioners and rehabilitation specialists and has been described as one of the UK’s most “Innovative Coaches and Rehabilitation Specialists”. The Movement & Running School Methodology – Has been rolled out to over 30 organisations and Franchises in The UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, The Middle East and Japan. Mike is the co- author of two books on Youth Fitness, 101 Fitness Drills for 7-11 & 12-16 years and “My Travel Fitness” a book on getting fit and staying fit while you travel. He is also the author and producer of the DVD on developing speed in football called “Feel the Speed”.
He has been featured on TV in the UK, Europe and in the USA and in a number of newspapers and magazines for his work with kids movement, running and elite athletes – : BBC News, Sky Sports, Runners World, Running Fitness, The Times, The Telegraph Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and many fitness magazines. His training methodologies have also been highlighted in many countries.
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