The Course Team

Mike Grice - Osteopath, Clinical Anatomist, Course Director
Mike is a Registered Osteopath with over 20 years experience in the Health and Fitness Industry. He started his own training company in 2003 specialising in Health, Fitness and manual therapy training (Movement Therapy Education) and also lecture's on the FdSc and BSc Sports Therapy programmes at University College Birmingham and throughout the world in Anatomy and Intrinsic Biomechanics Coaching. 

Mike has held lead tutor/instructor roles for Elite Therapy Education, Biomechanics Education, Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM), RockTape/RockBlade and NAQI and regularly teaches courses for Premier League and Championship football clubs alongside consultancy roles with Boots, Pera Products, Startrite, Brytespark and Convatec playing a key role in the research and development of new products and education systems. Mike regularly presents at conferences including Therapy Expo, FitPro, International Fitness Showcase, Good Health Show and the IOC world conference for Injury Prevention in Monaco.

Mike James - Physiotherapist, Sports Rehabilitation
Born and raised in South Wales, Mike started a journey into endurance sports after completing his first marathon aged 17. Over the next 20 years, he travelled the world racing, training, coaching and treating athletes from novice to elite level preparing for a multitude of endurance endeavours.

Mike completed a 17-year career as a Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor and Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor helping military personnel achieve and maintain optimum fitness and also recover from many musculoskeletal conditions. The pinnacle of his career was a 5-year tour at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court where he led a team of therapists treating complex trauma injuries suffered in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mike also completed an operational tour where he worked closely with UK personnel including special forces to ensure optimum performance in theatre.

Mike founded “The Endurance Physio” in order to use his personal and professional experience to benefit both athletes and therapists working with endurance athletes achieve their goals. His goal is to promote injury reduction, maximal performance and optimum rehabilitation via education and treatment. He has a growing reputation in the sports medicine, rehabilitation and conditioning world.

Mike was the lead mentor for the SIF Health mentoring programme and has extensive experience with helping all levels and disciplines in MSK healthcare (from Diploma Courses in Sports Therapy to Physiotherapy Masters Degree) with their clinical reasoning and hands on skills. He has also been a guest lecturer on many Undergraduate and PostGraduate healthcare courses at Universities throughout the UK. 

He has had articles published in national endurance-based magazines and has lectured, presented and treated at numerous national exhibitions, competitions and shows worldwide.

Mike holds master’s degrees in Physiotherapy and Strength Conditioning, as well as degrees in Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Science. Mike’s passion is helping athletes achieve their potential and reducing injury risk, with an emphasis on strength and conditioning. He is passionate about helping athletes get to the start line and finding practical solutions to their problems.

Mike is keen to promote health, well being and an active lifestyle in the general population, aiming to educate people on the benefits of exercise as a medicine for life.

Chris Kitson - Lead Tutor Leeds

I’m a husband, Dad of 2 cheeky monkeys, MSK Therapist and Performance Coach with just over a decade of experience in the Health and Fitness industry (and I bloody love it!). 

I started my career in this industry in the form of Personal Training and team management, before integrating Sports Massage and Remedial Exercise in to my practice - a bit of a sideways leap from my previous career in music! 

I wanted to expand the depth of my clinical knowledge so gained a Masters’ degree in Osteopathy. I’ve since been lucky enough to have been invited to lecture at educational facilities, and professional events, as well as popping up on the odd podcast and guest spot here and there! 

When we’re not in lockdown, I lead workshops for teams of therapists, coaches, and athletes as well as being lucky enough to be the lead tutor for Movement Therapy Education in Leeds, and heading the Injuries module on the Body Type Nutrition Practical Academy. I’m really driven to help break down barriers between professions and get us all communicating more efficiently to help the people we deal with each day. 

In my day to day practice, I have worked with a wide audience ranging from geriatric clients wishing to improve their quality of life, through to GB athletes in various sports in both therapy, and coaching environments. 

My new business venture ‘Endurance Therapy & Performance’ primarily focusses on dealing with Endurance athletes, rehabilitating injuries, reducing injury risk, and improving performance. As a competitive (and very average!) Triathlete myself, I love working with the sport that is close to his heart. 

I’m really excited to help bring more therapists and like-minded professionals together to help grow our public and professional awareness to make the impact I know we can. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to connect and chat. 

Alistair Cunningham - Lead Tutor Liverpool
Hi my name is Alistair Cunningham. I am an experienced soft tissue therapist, that has run my own clinic in Southport for the last 19 years. I have an MSC in Football Injury Rehabilitation from Edge Hill and previously worked as an external consultant for Liverpool Football Club as a First Team Soft Tissue Therapist. I also run a Teaching Academy from my clinic and I am the main tutor in the North West for Movement Therapy Education. 

My main passion is helping people achieve their true potential.  

Outside of the treatment room you will find me enjoying the woods and sand dunes along the Sefton Coast with family walks, runs or cycling. I am a keen seasonal skier who also loves keeping fit at a local boxing gym, although I have trained in the past as a boxer for one year and had an arranged bout in front of 500 people. I love any challenges like this, be it physical or mental and normally go for the things that I fear the most. As I have found wonderful rewards when you push through your fears. I want to be there for the members of the STA as a friend and good support as a fellow Therapist in any challenges you face to help you get to your next level. 

I also have a real passion for playing music the aboriginal Didgeridoo, bongos and Dj’ing as this brings my soul to life.

I personally have found with technology, that it has now given me access to information that has illuded me for years. Questions I was unsure about, old narratives that have now been challenged. I started my studies doing a two-year advanced Sports Therapy Diploma back in 1999 and lots has changed since then! In the last 6 years I have had my eyes opened to all this new information that I did not realise was there. I still feel I am playing catch up as there is so much that we can get access to, but I sleep easy knowing I know more today than I did yesterday. 

I am more than happy to let go of what I was taught in the past and embrace change. As it’s all about the duty of care we have for our Clients / patients that come to us. Not forgetting developing yourself to be a better Therapist. 

I am a work in progress that will never stop. I most definitely have not got all the answers, but I very well may have the answers to some of the problems you face. I will do all I can to source that information for you, and if unsure point you in the right direction. 

Daniel Williams - Tutor Birmingham

Daniel - The MVMNT Therapist, is an MSK Pain & Injury Therapist / Strength Coach at Movement Therapy Clinics in Harborne. Some of the services he offers are to do with Pain Management, Rehab, Rehab Training, Sports Performance, Soft Tissue Therapy as well as Personal Training/Coaching 1:1 or small group classes.

Having started his journey as a Personal Trainer when he was 18, then working at Loughborough College while he completed his Engineering Degree at Loughborough University he quickly realized that his passion lay in helping people. So making the career change back to Health and Fitness Industry and paying for all his qualifications himself, he progressed through a Sports Massage Level 3 to Level 4 qualification, where things just didn't quite add up to him about the narratives and explanations that were taught. Due to his skepticism about what he had learnt at Level 3 and 4, he strived to find the best courses and people to learn from doing multiple CPD and Diplomas in many areas including Biomechanics Coaching, the Movement Therapy Diploma, Load Management, S&C for Therapists, Motivational Interviewing and many more. All while working closely with Mike Grice at Movement Therapy Clinics - Harborne for many years now.

 He has had the pleasure of working with a wide range of people including the Disabled, Sedentary as well as Professional Athletes. However, due to nature of what we do at Movement Therapy Clinics and the multifaceted approach with up to date, evidenced principles and programming we have had a lot of people come to us as a last resort, having tried many other available avenues available to them. Among these people there seems to be a growing amount of patients with chronic pain and neurological conditions, especially in recent years. 

Some of the conditions that Daniel's clients have suffered with while they were working together include Chronic Fatigue and Post Viral Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Chronic/Persistent Pain, Chronic Tendinopathies, Functional Neurological Disorder, Depression and Anxiety to name a few.

Daniel is a firm advocate of the Bio-Psycho-Social model to pain and injury as well as managing the load and capacity of his clients via this approach. Treating each person individually is important as everyone has their own experiences, beliefs and symptoms. They might also have been through a range of other symptoms, not associated to the main goal we are working on. Being aware of the red flags, and when to refer to a healthcare professional in another field, is essential in getting the individual their own best care. 

Daniel has been part of the Movement Therapy Team for a number of years and is an experienced practitioner/coach with good links between therapy and fitness, most of the time combing the two on the gym floor and training around pain or injuries with his clients. 

He delivers our Taping, Cupping and Instrument assisted module days, as well as doing a lot of work behind the scenes, including marketing, social media and managing guest speakers/lecturers coming to the UK to teach. 

Recently we have also announced that along with Mike Grice and Alistair Cunningham, Daniel will be heading up and teaching the first DNM (Dermo-Neuro-Modulation) courses and workshops in the UK. 

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Our tutors range from experienced clinicians in Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Rehab, Manual Therapy. The mix of tutors makes for an exciting and diverse learning experience. We have worked with Olympic athletes, premier league football teams, Premiership rugby and have extensive experience in clinical environments working with 'everyday' patients with common aches and pains. We are experienced in running massage courses, sports massage courses, sports therapy degree programmes and Continued Professional Development courses in the therapy and fitness industry


Once you graduate with us you can open your own Movement Therapy Clinic with our full support. The hardest steps are starting out and with a combined 50 years of business experience in the team - we can help you start your own therapy business






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