I have taken a few Arthrokinetic Therapy courses and I would highly recommend them. Mike has carefully constructed interesting, engaging, and quickly applicable course material. These courses combine a focused review with learning NEW and fun techniques! The relaxed instruction allows you to feel comfortable, ask questions and then apply them to your practice.
I was in a major ski accident in February 2019, where I ended up breaking nine bones including
my femur and my humerus. As an RMT, I went away for a long weekend away and ended up
off of work for four months without any financial coverage for the lost income during this
period. I needed to recover and get back to work as quickly as possible and therefore, Mike
was the first person I called to help get me back to work.
Needless to say, I had some pretty serious mobility issues following the accident. Once the
fracture in my arm had healed I had a frozen shoulder and following hip surgery, spent two
months in a wheelchair. I experienced the effectiveness of end-range loading firsthand. I was
amazed after each treatment that I received from Mike; I had significant gains in range of
motion and was able to fully recover from the frozen shoulder. Mike was able to get me back to
work in four months, which I believe would have been significantly longer having I not received
such productive rehab.
After experiencing these techniques, I decided to start taking Mike’s courses and passing this
work on to my patients and colleagues. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Mike
ever since. To be in Mike’s orbit, you can feel the passion that he has for his work and you will
be a better therapist just by absorbing a fraction of the information he has to share.
I attended Mike’s course on “Thoracic and Lumbar Balancing” in October 2010. The course provided an excellent review of arthrokinetic modalities, assessment and orthopaedic pathologies, as well as a ‘set of fresh eyes’ when addressing thoracic and lumbar dysfunction. The course combined various active and passive modalities, such as joint mobilization, muscle energy technique, neuromobilization and fascial release to recreate spinal balancing. The weekend was high energy, fun and provided lots of opportunity to practise hands on. What I liked best about the course was that it relayed concepts and multi-dimensional treatment approaches rather than teach a specific ‘technique’. As a runner, the success of the course was best reflected in the feeling of having ‘an additional set of lungs’ after a weekend of practising with Mike.
Just wanted to thank you again for your courses last weekend. You are such an awesome and passionate teacher and I really appreciate how excited you are to share your knowledge. I learned so much and am so excited to try this stuff on my clients.