Osteopath Barry Harpur and director of Kinesis Clinic has been working as a musculoskeletal therapist since 2003. He has a Masters from the British School of Osteopathy and is currently studying for his doctorate at Portsmouth university in Sport, Exercise and Health Science. As a research fellow he has been specialising in the advanced study of injury prediction and low back pain screening.
Barry has always had a passion for injury rehabilitation after suffering from a neck injury at an early age while playing rugby. Since qualifying as an Osteopath he has complete a postgraduate program in Applied Functional Science (AFS) at the world-famous Gray Institute, Michigan, USA. He has also continued to develop his manual therapy skills by completing the Graston Technique® therapy Specialist (GTS) qualification in New York. An advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilisation to effectively treat the adverse effects of scar tissue and fascial restrictions.
Barry has also become one of only a few therapists in the U.K. to be registered as full body certified in Active release techniques® (ART). This is a patented, state of the art soft tissue movement-based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. ‘My patients deserve the best and it is my goal to be able to offer reliable, safe, effective and research-based treatments every time. This improves recovery time, helps restore functional and overall pain free movement’.
As well as offering the gold standard in soft tissue techniques, Kinesis Clinic offers Type 4 laser therapy. Laser therapy has been adopted as an essential pain management tool by clinicians in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Olympic teams.