Meet The Team
Gary brings an additional skillset to the Myokinetics arsenal of tools designed to keep you active, moving and healthy! Gary leads on our coaching and fitness instruction service which supports the work of Myokinetics therapists through the provision of tailor made rehab and training programmes. These training programmes will specifically target your mobility, strength and conditioning needs. He also delivers sports massage and holistic therapies with a range of pressures from feather light to elephant heavy!
Using the information provided by your referring therapist, Gary designs a person specific training package to support your rehab needs or identified weaknesses. By working to eliminate these, Gary helps you to help yourself prevent further or recurrent injuries.
the founder of Myokinetics, came to sports therapy quite by chance having decided to take an opportunity to escape the senior managment hamster wheel afforded by the global recession before it was too late! He provides sports massage, coaching and fitness instruction and our injury assessment services. If you're nice to him he may also help you set up an effective training and lifting programme based on keeping you fit and active over the long term rather than having big biceps...
Having come to the industry by accident it turns out, his over 30 year involvement in exercise and sports, ranging from martial arts and weight lifting to marathon, cycling and triathlon gave him a firm, intuitive and thorough understanding of the body, the muscular system and how it works. Paul, a qualified VTCT Massage Therapist, has worked with bodybuilders, dancers, professional golfers, tri-athletes, martial artists and many more and has seen Myokinetics quickly become a trusted and respected massage therapy service throughout West Cheshire, the Wirral and North Wales. The service is currently used by athletes to maintain and improve their performance and by private individuals looking to relieve muscular and myofascial pain.
Clients come to ‘Mr Torture’, as some have called him, because of his ability to get deep into stubborn tissues. While not always the most pleasant experience in the world, in the majority of cases relief from pain and subsequent performance improvement comes within one or two sessions.
Mel currently provides our myofacial cupping therapy. She also provides pregnancy massage, sports massage and other holistic services and like all of the Myokinetics team has had a long history working in the sports and fitness industry.
She has first hand experience of the epic highs and crushing lows that the fitness lifestyle can bring. Mel began her journey with pole dancing as a means of combating a sedentary lifestyle (with all its attendant issues) and she soon found that she loved those fitness feels! In fact she loved them so much that her new skills, and increasing fitness and strength levels, soon saw her teaching pole dancing, and becoming a regular at her local muscle shop (AKA gym). In the same way that she excelled at Pole, her gym experience led to her also qualifying as a personal trainer. Having been the gym ‘noob’ to gaining her PT qualification, Mel knows that the journey to health and fitness can be tough. But it soon got tougher.
A serious spinal injury saw her having to stop pole, gym and PT work and focus exclusively on rehabilitating herself from injury. With her desire to continue her health and fitness journey as strong as ever, this set-back led Mel to explore in greater depth the rehabilitation side of the industry and, thankfully for us, led to Mel qualifying as a level 4 sports massage therapist, with specialisms in cupping and pregnancy massage. This last perhaps no surprise as she has also worked within the NHS for the last 9 years in maternity.
Mel, not surprisingly, has a deep intuitive understanding of the nature of injuries and chronic pain and uses this knowledge and understanding to guide her in the therapies that she uses and provides at Myokinetics. She’ll have you on your feet in no time!
Like the rest of the team at Myokinetics, Ash has always been involved in sports and, like the rest of the team, has experienced her fair share of sporting related injuries that she has had to rehabilitate. Her sport of choice is currently netball, representing the RAF netball team for the last 3 years and actively playing for two local teams.
Not content with being a qualified sports massage therapist, at the time of writing, Ash is also working her way through a physiotherapy degree. She is in her final year, so once qualified you can expect her to bring this knowledge to bear in her practise at Myokinetics.
Love of sport and injuries in the course of participating in the sport you love. Such are the hallmarks of a Myokinetics therapist. It is why we are the best at what we do – not only do we know the theory but we’ve all had to put it into practice. Ash is no different as you will no doubt see at your first appointment.